How well do you understand the conflict in Syria? Take our quiz.

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A boy poses for a photograph through a hole in a wall in Al-Maliha town, in the suburbs of Damascus in 2014, more than three years after the beginning of the civil war in Syria.

The Syrian civil war began in 2011 with protests against President Bashar al-Assad that came as part of a wave of political upheaval in the Middle East. Test your knowledge of the ongoing conflict.  

1. The majority of Syrians belong to which religious group?

Syrian troops backed by war planes, fighters from the Islamic Front, and the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front seized the Armenian Christian town of Kasab in March 2014.

Shiite Muslim

Alawite, a Shiite Muslim sect

Sunni Muslim


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