The Syrian Civil War

Can you answer these questions about the Syrian Civil War?
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What European country colonized Syria after the Ottoman Empire's fall?
France
What major series of protests did start the Syrian Civil War?
Arab Spring
Who is the president that refuses to give up his power?
Bashar al-Assad
Which party is he a member of?
Ba'ath
From what sect of Islam are most of the allies of that leader?
Shia
What group, claiming to be the next caliphate, made land gains in northern Syria in 2013?
ISIS
What country does the above originate from?
Iraq
What ethnic group in the north are fighting the above with the U.S. support to
make an independent state for themselves?
Kurds
What name is given to the region above has established as being theirs?
Rojava
What ethnic-militia is in control of that region?
YPG
What is the name of the army which the government-opposing members of the
Syrian Army created and are now fighting against?
Free Syrian Army
What political party and militant based in Lebanon deploys troops to the Syrian government?
Hezbollah
What other two countries are in military and political support of the Syrian government?
Iran
Russia
What type of war is the Syrian War?
Proxy War
Which country has taken in almost 3 million Syrian refugees since the war broke out?
Turkey
Which European country has taken in more than 700 thousand Syrian refugees after the war?
Germany
Which day and month did the 2015 Paris attack take place pulling France into the conflict?
13th November
What is the name of the last stronghold of the rebel groups near the Turkish border?
Idlib
What term is used by the rebels to refer to the civilians that support the government?
Shabiha
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