The United States and Russia agreed to a deal Saturday under which Syria will allow the inspection, dismantling and destruction of its chemical weapons by the middle of next year. The agreement eases, at least for now, a crisis that has consumed the world since 1,400 people were gassed to death outside Damascus, the Syrian capital, on Aug. 21.
Here’s a look at the key figures and interests in the Syria crisis. Scroll over the pictures to learn more.
Reuters contributed to this report.
First published September 14 2013, 1:28 AM