Conflict Background And Background Of The Syrian Civil War

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Conflict Background

The Syrian Civil War is a multi-sided armed conflict in Syria. The war started in 2011 after President Bashar al-Assad’s government violently restrained protestors requesting his removal. Many countries including the US have tried to intervene. Since then the Syrian government has refused efforts to negotiate with these “terrorist groups.” There were 90,000 casualties by June 2013 and 250,000 as of April 2015. This war isn’t just a battle between those for and against the Syrian president, it has escalated and drawn in regional and world powers. There been several attacks worldwide from people of Syrian descent to the civil war. Thousands of innocent civilians have died due to barrel bombs dropped by government aircraft.
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Peaceful protestors were revolting against the dictatorship country. In response, President Bashar al-Assad’s government started to quietly kidnap, rape, torture activists, and their family members including innocent children. Assad’s Regime were dumping dead bodies on the sides of the road and military troops would simply open fire on protests. Thereafter, civilians and their supporters began to retaliate. The conflict quickly became violent, it wasn’t just a war anymore against rebels, it became a civil war. Civilians joined forces with the rebel groups and became armed with the help of outside supporters. The government next response was an event count of bombing and letting loose toxic chemicals in neighborhoods. These efforts to stop the fighting only worsen the grievances of rebel groups. Many humanitarian groups and other countries began to help rebel forces because they wanted to encourage freedom and democracy for …show more content…
Not everyone is fighting for the same reason. One group is fighting for The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS). ISIS have not only executed war crimes and targeted Syria, but several countries including the United States in acts of terrorism. Many countries such as the US, Europe, and Russia have expressed and thought-out plans to help the efforts against ISIS. The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant are connected to thousands of killings worldwide (intrastate conflict) and their supporters are expanding country to country in hopes of the spread of the Islamic State.

2. Religion is the motivation for both sides of the conflict. Groups are in support of Sunni Muslim or of al-Assad 's Alawite sect. Many civil wars that rooted in religion have shown longer and bloodier. In addition, civil wars are most likely repeat and even twice as deadly to innocent civilians the second time.

3. Opposition towards one another turned violent at the start and has increased. A variety of foreign governments are helping both sides acquire vast amounts of weaponry and funding. Human rights groups have expressed their thoughts and issues about plenty human rights violations that conducted by President Assad and the Rebel Groups. These groups are attempting to sought out war crime trials of all the

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