Four years of hell

Syrians your age will die 20 years before you do

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Sunday will mark the grim, four-year anniversary of the start of the civil war in Syria. There’s no end in sight, as forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continue to battle Western-backed rebel groups and extremist groups like the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL).

Here are some numbers that tell the story of the physical, economic, and humanitarian toll on the nation:


For more coverage of the Syrian civil war and its anniversary, check out Fusion’s documentary about one man who fought in the war before seeking refuge in Turkey.

Graphic by Kent Hernández.

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