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How is Syria's civil war impacting the region?

Updated: Wed, 14 Aug 2013

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INFOGRAPHIC: How is Syria’s civil war impacting the region?

What impact is Syria’s civil war having on the region? Tensions have risen, edging some countries closer to civil war, and threatening to spillover into others. Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar are supporting different sides of the conflict, and Iraq and Lebanon each have elements fighting for opposite sides in Syria. The presence of hundreds of thousands of refugees is also raising tensions in host countries.

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