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Do You Know of Civilian Abuse in Syria

The reports from the United Nations stated that there were many and serious Syrian civilain abuse and human rights violations during the civil war in Syria. Further, the reports of the United Nations described the war as Syrian terror or a “complete lack of adherence to the norms of international law by warring parties” leading to “caused civilians immeasurable suffering”.

Most of the abuses on human rights violations were said to be committed by the Syrian government, although according to different human rights organizations and the United Nations, human rights violations can be traced back to the doings of both rebels and the government.

The regime of Assad was said to use chemical weapons like the chlorine gas to the civilians, aside from the torture being conducted and extrajudicial killings. Not only was Assad accused of aerial bombardment and shelling that were not discriminating and were not proportionate, the regime spread terror because of its mass civilian casualties. The Free Syrian Army and other rebel groups were also accused of committing war crimes like the recruitment of children to become soldiers, civilian populated areas being shelled, the use of poison gas, and murder of members of religious minorities and taking hostages.

Many news and writers cover the subject about Syria, especially with its atrocities beyond imagination, and most of us have seen and heard painfully the bloody conflict after three years that showed abuses of any kind, rape and physical assaults on women and other painful incidents that make people to write and make news about Syria’s conditions.

It is disheartening to know some facts and issues about Syria that we can hear and see on the news, from major part of cities, houses, schools, hospitals and water systems reduced to the ground, and together of which more than 80,000 Syrians were killed and thousands of kids died.

Imagine a refugee camp in Lebanon during the months of winter, with the surroundings covered with snow and people are trying to get warm by going inside boxes and covering themselves with little cloth, and eyes of despair from children staring at you.

Inside the refugee camp, women will tell you how their homes, lives, careers and practically everything were lost in just seconds. Women will tell you how they are traumatized by rape, their lost sons, husbands and brothers because of the war. Now, these women would long for nothing else than peace, never minding about their important careers and will not anymore wish for a happy and peaceful life.

Syria and Iran considered themselves as strategic allies and this is a fact that explained how supportive is and why there is presence of Iran in Syria in many ways. Technical support and personnel support to strengthen Syria were given by the Iranian revolutionary guard during and way back 2011 of the Syrian civil war, aside from sending control equipment during riots, and techniques in monitoring intelligence.