The analysis of the social media content of: Syrian & foreign - opposition & loyalist - official & informal will allow us to understand the extent to which political claims can (or cannot) overlook religious antagonisms. Indeed, the intensity of sectarian content rapidly increased as a direct response to the level of brutality used by both sides.
Valter, S. (2014). The Syrian War: religious & political representations. Syria Studies, 6(3), pp. 1-36.