The Syrian Civil War : A Multi Sided Conflict Essay

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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. Murder, torture, and rape are war crimes that both sides have committed. Civilian experience blockage from the access of food, water, and health services while hundreds killed by toxic chemical arsenal.

Syria is a very diverse, ethical, and religious group of people. 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…

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