What's happening in Syria and will the violence end?
The violence in Syria began in March 2011.
Since then, an estimated 80,000 people have died in the clashes between President Bashar al-Assad's government and rebel forces who want him out.
In July 2012, the International Red Cross said the violence in Syria had become so widespread that it was in a state of civil war.
But what are the reasons behind the violence? And what is being done to stop it getting any worse?
How did the protests start?
The trouble began more than two years ago in the Syrian city of Deraa.
Locals took to the streets to protest after 15 schoolchildren had been arrested - and reportedly tortured - for writing anti-government graffiti on a wall.
The protests were peaceful to begin with, calling for the kids' release, democracy and greater freedom for people in the country.
The government responded angrily, and on 18 March, the army opened fire on protesters, killing four people.
The following day, they shot at mourners at the victims' funerals, killing another person.
People were shocked and angry at what had happened and soon the unrest had spread to other parts of the country.
What do the protesters want and what have they got?
At first the protesters just wanted democracy and greater freedom.
But once security forces opened fire on peaceful demonstrations, people demanded that the President, Bashar al-Assad, resign.
President Assad has refused to step down.
As the violence worsened he offered to change some things about the way the country is run, but the protesters didn't believe him.
President Assad also has quite a lot of people in Syria that still support him and his government.
Is there any help from other countries?
The United Nations has been very critical of the violence - but can't agree on how to help the ordinary people of Syria..
They sent peace monitors into Syria in April 2012 as part of a peace plan, but they had to pull out after it became too dangerous.
The UN hasn't sent in any armed troops to Syria.
For that to happen, all the members countries of the UN have to agree - but Russia and China have so far blocked any moves to do this.
Russia in particular has strong ties with President Assad and the Syrian government and have helped them by supplying weapons.
Western countries like the US and the UK support the anti-government rebels, and in June 2013 a ban was lifted to allow European countries to send arms to help them.
But there's a big debate about whether sending weapons is the right way to end the war. There's no way of telling who might get hold of the weapons.
Britain and France have been pushing for the ability to send weapons, saying it would encourage the Syrian government towards coming up with a solution to the conflict.
There has been increasing pressure on the international community to act after allegations came out that chemical weapons are being used in the war.
Syria, however, has denied using chemical weapons, which can cause lots of damage to people.
What happens next?
It doesn't look like the fighting is going to end any time soon.
Neither the Free Syrian Army nor the government forces have been able to defeat the other.
It seems unlikely that Syrian government troops will ever be able to regain full control of the country.
However, in June 2013 government forces recaptured the important town of Qusair after weeks of fighting.
Experts say Qusair is a crucial location for both sides as it is close to important supply lines in and out of Syria.
It became clear that Iran and a political and military organisation in Lebanon, Hezbollah, had been sending fighters to help the government.
In March 2013, the UN announced that the number of Syrian refugees who'd fled the conflict had passed one million, half of whom are children.
Unless some kind of agreement can be reached between the two sides, that number only seems likely to grow.