Syria marks 10 years since uprising began

Syrians mark the 10th anniversary of the start of its uprising-turned-war that has killed half a million people.

Syrians are marking 10 years since peaceful protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s government erupted in March 2011, touching off a popular uprising that quickly turned into a full-blown civil war.

Despite a decade of fighting and a broken country, al-Assad remains firmly in power, thanks to military support from Iran and Russia, after nearly half a million people were killed.

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