Syria’s civil war fragments country into 3 new nations




Analyst: Syria no longer exists as a distinct single sovereign.

Assad controls area running from southern border with Jordan to the Mediterranean coast. Kurdish minority holds northeast section while the rebels control area spanning from Idlib to Aleppo in the north.

By The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff


More than two years into Syria’s civil war, the once highly-centralized authoritarian state has effectively split into three distinct parts, each boasting its own flags, security agencies and judicial system.