The conflict started more than four years ago as a fight between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the rebels who oppose him. But now, some of the rebel groups are fighting each other, in addition to battling the regime. With the U.S. and other countries' attentions on ISIS, Russia is there in Syria supporting President Assad.
How do we make sense of this complicated battleground? Jeremy Bowen, the BBC's Middle East editor just returned from Syria's capital, Damascus, and discusses the situation with Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti.
- Jeremy Bowen, Middle East editor for BBC. He tweets @bowenbbc.
This segment aired on September 15, 2015.