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The civil war being waged in Syria has its roots in the widespread uprising in the Arab World that started in 2010, so far the governments or ‘regimes’ in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen have been toppled. The Syrian civil war has so far cost more than 60,000 lives and counting. The belligerents in the conflict are the current Syrian Government lead by Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian National Coalition comprising of many different factions fighting to overthrow the Assad Government.The facts on the conflict vary dramatically and it comes down to how the war is represented and how meanings and figures are contested between the mainstream media and independent sources. As Hasan (1996, p.19) argues, “That the representation of war can be contested indicates that there is no simple correspondence between language and “reality”.”