Pro-Democracy protests broke out in the city of Daraa after teenagers had been captured and tortured for writing revolutionary slogans on a school wall. Security forces opened fire on these protesters creating the first killings of the uprising.
Security Forces Raid Sit In
The forces of Syria raided a sit-in occurring in the city of Homs.
Uprising Gains Control
Uprising gains control of their first town.
The Uprising Grows
Hundreds of thousands of protesters began rioting demanding President Assad's resignation.
Civil War Begins
Violence is spreading throughout Syria and begins to seep into the capital city of Damascus. Militias were formed to fight against the government for cities, towns, and the countryside. The Syrian Civil Ware has begun.
Peace Becomes a Priority
Major global leaders begin discussing methods to restore peace back to Syria.
The UN announced the conflict had resulted in 90,000 deaths.
Syrian Refugees Reach 2 Million
According to the UN the number of Syrian refugees had reached Two Million in October of 2013.
July 3 2014
ISIS takes control of Syria's largest oil field.
US Air Stikes
US coalition begin air strikes within Syria "in an attempt to 'degrade and ultimately destroy' IS".
The UN claims the conflict has resulted in 250,000 fatalities. Rockets filled with the nerve agent sarin were fired at several suburbs of Damascus.
3 Year Siege Ended
A three-year siege of the Homs suburb of al-Wair was successfully brought to an end in December 2015.