Be Aware of the Civilian Abuse in Syria
Numerous and serious human rights violations were reported by the United Nations to happen during the Syrian civil war. 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.
Aside from the conduct of torture and extrajudicial killings, the Assad regime was blamed of using chlorine gas as chemical weapons against the civilians. There is also an accusation to Assad for “indiscriminate and disproportionate aerial bombardment and shelling” that spread terror and led to massive casualties of civilians. 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.
The bloody conflict of Syria is now on its 3rd year, with painful images of civilians attacked by bombs from the air, different abuses, physical assaults and rape on women, and other atrocities that are beyond words and imaginations that led people to write about what is happening in Syria.
Other heartbreaking facts revealed about the conditions in Syria, including schools, houses, hospitals, water systems and large areas of cities crumbled to the ground, leaving 80,000 Syrians to have been killed among which were thousands of children.
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.
In just matters of seconds, homes, lives, careers and everything were lost from women who would tell you of their experiences. Women telling how they lost their brothers, husbands and sons in this Syrian war, and how they were traumatized because they were being raped. Before they had careers and happy and peaceful lives, but they want nothing else now than just peace.
It is a fact that Syria and Iran considered themselves as strategic allies that they have to support each other. 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.
Reference: official statement