The demonstrations were peaceful at first. Syrians of all ages took to the streets: they were met with stiff opposition from government forces. The crackdown outraged protesters, and from then on, the uprising turned violent. Take a look back at five years of uprising and devastating power struggle between the various factions and the government.

As Syria peace talks are about to start, take a look back at five years of uprising and devastating power struggle

The demonstrations were peaceful at first. Syrians of all ages took to the streets: they were met with stiff opposition from government forces. The crackdown outraged protesters, and from then on, the uprising turned violent. Take a look back at five years of uprising and devastating power struggle between the various factions and the government.