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    Syria in facts and figures
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    Syria has been engulfed in civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting numerous opposition factions and terrorist groups. The international community has taken a number of steps aimed at settling the crisis, including through talks in Geneva and Astana.

    Since the military conflict erupted, thousands of people have died or gone missing. Hundreds of towns and villages have been destroyed. Material damage amounts to billions of dollars.

    Explore Sputnik infographics to learn more.

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