Boys spray-paint on the wall of grafitti with a anti-government message. Police officers kills the four boys, who are unarmed. They were deaths that ignited the uprising more with the crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad’s and his men provoking more protest
Approx. March 15, 2011 - Approx. July 23, 2017
US president gets involved
August 18, 2011
President Obama reacts to the crackdown by calling on Assad to resign and freeze all Syrian government assets in the US.
The fight spreads
JUly 19, 2012
The fight or the uprising has spread to Aleppo, second largest city in Syria. Obama has also warned Syria that if they used chemical weapons to attack, there will be consequences. Over the next year, gas attacks will happen.
March 19, 2013
26 people are killed in a gas attack, government soldiers to, in Khal an-Assal. There was a possibility that it was a sarin gas with no idea who used it. The rebels and the government accuse each other of using it.
August 21, 2013
A sarin gas attack that is much deadlier kills hundreds of people in Damarcus, the suburbs. It was believed that the sarin gas was fired in Damarcus while people were sleep. The US and other people blame Assad for the attack.
September 23, 2013
UN security council threatens to attack Syria if they don’t get rid of their chemical weapons. Syria agrees and in October they got rid of their chemical weapons by signing up for the Chemical Weapons Convention. THis stops chemical weapons from being used, produced or stockpiled.
Chemical weapons disappear
June 23, 2014
OPCW, an organization that gets rid of chemical weapons, announces that they have gotten rid of all Syria’s chemical weapons. Though, the government says that they think that Assad regime still has chemical weapons hidden.
September 23, 2014
The US launches an airstrike at IS forces in Syria.
UN security council
August 7, 2015
The UN security council asks the OPCW to investigate reports on Assad specifically with chemical weapons. He is accused for using chlorine gas to attack areas where civilians live.