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The Syrian Civil War, (the colloquial name of the ongoing conflict in Syria), has experienced an entirely unexpected transformation during its first two years. It started as unrest within the Syrian population and a series of mass demonstrations within the context of wider protest movements in the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, known as the Arab Spring. Contrary to The Syrian Civil War, (the colloquial name of the ongoing conflict in Syria), has experienced an entirely unexpected transformation during its first two years. It started as unrest within the Syrian population and a series of mass demonstrations within the context of wider protest movements in the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, known as the Arab Spring. Contrary to events in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen, where oppressive governments were toppled by the end of that year, the government of Syria deployed the full force of its military, its intelligence apparatus, and para-military groups, launching an unprecedented crackdown that resulted in the arrest, detention and killing of many thousands. Despite its brutality, this effort backfired: it provoked mass desertions of the Syrian military and then an armed uprising. The emerging insurgency was generally successful through 2012, although failing to capture Damascus, it did secure more than half of Aleppo and Homs, the provincial capital of Raqqa, and nearly all of northeastern and northwestern Syria under its control. Although propped-up by economic and military support from the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation, the government of Syria was nearing the brink of collapse during the first half of 2013 when, prompted by Tehran, the Hezbollah a Shi a Islamic militant group (and political party) from Lebanon entered the conflict on its side. Soon after, the Hezbollah was reinforced by significant contingents of Iranian-sponsored Shi a from Iraq, Lebanon and elsewhere, and then by volunteers from Iran, including crack units of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. Meanwhile, already split along the lines of Syria s complex demography, much of the insurgency transformed from a secular and non-sectarian movement into proxies of various foreign powers, foremost Saudi Arabia and Qatar, but also Turkey and Kuwait. Furthermore, foreign Jihadists motivated by al-Qaida joined the fray, aiming to establish an Islamist state and clandestinely cooperating with the government, they fell into the back of insurgency. Thus, an extremely complex conflict which meanwhile not only spilled over the border into Lebanon, but is having a major impact upon Iranian-Saudi relations, and relations between the West, Iran and a number of Arab countries came into being, the outcome of which is presently anything but predictable. Syrian Conflagration is the first installment in the Middle [email protected] series. Drawing on extensive research, including first hand accounts it provides a compelling overview of the first three years of the ongoing conflict in Syria. The book features around 140 photos, 12-15 artworks and 3-4 maps.Middle [email protected] - following on from our highly successful [email protected] series, Middle [email protected] replicates the same format - concise, incisive text, rare images and high quality color artwork providing fresh accounts of both well-known and more esoteric aspects of conflict in this part of the world since 1945."


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The Syrian Civil War, (the colloquial name of the ongoing conflict in Syria), has experienced an entirely unexpected transformation during its first two years. It started as unrest within the Syrian population and a series of mass demonstrations within the context of wider protest movements in the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, known as the Arab Spring. Contrary to The Syrian Civil War, (the colloquial name of the ongoing conflict in Syria), has experienced an entirely unexpected transformation during its first two years. It started as unrest within the Syrian population and a series of mass demonstrations within the context of wider protest movements in the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, known as the Arab Spring. Contrary to events in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen, where oppressive governments were toppled by the end of that year, the government of Syria deployed the full force of its military, its intelligence apparatus, and para-military groups, launching an unprecedented crackdown that resulted in the arrest, detention and killing of many thousands. Despite its brutality, this effort backfired: it provoked mass desertions of the Syrian military and then an armed uprising. The emerging insurgency was generally successful through 2012, although failing to capture Damascus, it did secure more than half of Aleppo and Homs, the provincial capital of Raqqa, and nearly all of northeastern and northwestern Syria under its control. Although propped-up by economic and military support from the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation, the government of Syria was nearing the brink of collapse during the first half of 2013 when, prompted by Tehran, the Hezbollah a Shi a Islamic militant group (and political party) from Lebanon entered the conflict on its side. Soon after, the Hezbollah was reinforced by significant contingents of Iranian-sponsored Shi a from Iraq, Lebanon and elsewhere, and then by volunteers from Iran, including crack units of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. Meanwhile, already split along the lines of Syria s complex demography, much of the insurgency transformed from a secular and non-sectarian movement into proxies of various foreign powers, foremost Saudi Arabia and Qatar, but also Turkey and Kuwait. Furthermore, foreign Jihadists motivated by al-Qaida joined the fray, aiming to establish an Islamist state and clandestinely cooperating with the government, they fell into the back of insurgency. Thus, an extremely complex conflict which meanwhile not only spilled over the border into Lebanon, but is having a major impact upon Iranian-Saudi relations, and relations between the West, Iran and a number of Arab countries came into being, the outcome of which is presently anything but predictable. Syrian Conflagration is the first installment in the Middle [email protected] series. Drawing on extensive research, including first hand accounts it provides a compelling overview of the first three years of the ongoing conflict in Syria. The book features around 140 photos, 12-15 artworks and 3-4 maps.Middle [email protected] - following on from our highly successful [email protected] series, Middle [email protected] replicates the same format - concise, incisive text, rare images and high quality color artwork providing fresh accounts of both well-known and more esoteric aspects of conflict in this part of the world since 1945."

19 review for Syrian Conflagration: The Syrian Civil War, 2011-2013

  1. 4 out of 5

    Shyue Chou Chuang

    The good points first. The first aspect is that the writer, Tom Cooper, is an accomplished artist. He did the aircraft profiles in the volume himself. The tank profiles are done by another artist. Secondly, there is a lot of information from many sources. Much of the information is based on his interviews with combatants and also witnesses. However, he could not name any. The problem is the reliability of the sources. Can they be trusted? Not too sure here. There is a LOT of information which is The good points first. The first aspect is that the writer, Tom Cooper, is an accomplished artist. He did the aircraft profiles in the volume himself. The tank profiles are done by another artist. Secondly, there is a lot of information from many sources. Much of the information is based on his interviews with combatants and also witnesses. However, he could not name any. The problem is the reliability of the sources. Can they be trusted? Not too sure here. There is a LOT of information which is a plus point. However, one would have to analyse and try to make sense of it and if the information is credible. Bad points. The writing. The writer does need a good editor to clean up the writing. The writing style is terrible, the repetitive use of the same words, the bad habits in sentence construction and also bad grammar. The writer attempts long sentences when short ones would do. It makes for difficult reading. The publisher should provide a good editor, it will help a lot. The writing is all over the place. The ideas aren't coherent or expressed in a logical format. The writer wants to say a lot and he does have a lot to say but he simply doesn't know how. He needs an academic advisor who can teach him how to write and express his ideas. My conclusion? I am torn, he writes on the most interesting of topics. I have looked through the books that he has written. He has a wealth of information from his research. However, the writing, the organisation of the information and also the assessment of the information at hand are issues.

  2. 5 out of 5

    neil chapman

    Interesting but spoilt by the total absence of artworks with the kindle version Please sort it out Helion n because it's a bloody letdown!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where are the more recent addition of [email protected] war series? Interesting but spoilt by the total absence of artworks with the kindle version Please sort it out Helion n because it's a bloody letdown!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where are the more recent addition of [email protected] war series?

  3. 4 out of 5

    Hasan Al-banna

  4. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Urchick

  5. 5 out of 5

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  8. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne Sams

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  10. 5 out of 5

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  11. 4 out of 5

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  12. 4 out of 5

    Michael Fiumano

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  14. 4 out of 5

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    Teddy Rosario

  16. 5 out of 5

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    Phyllis

  19. 4 out of 5

    Geraldine Powell

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