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.
This story was originally published on Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:28 AM EDT