"For 8 Days, Syria Felt More Like World War III," The New York Times, Feb. 16, 2018.
Over the course of just eight days, a kind of mini world war played out inside Syria. Conflict intensified involving major players like the U.S., Russia, Turkey, Israel, and Iran. Kurds, rebel groups, and forces loyal to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, also got involved. Here's how one of the most chaotic weeks in the Syrian war unfolded.