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. The warring parties, according to the report of the United Nations had caused sufferings of civilians that cannot be measured, and the war was described as with total void of adherence to the norms set by the international law.
Both the United Nations and human rights organizations cited the violations of human rights done by both the government and the rebels, with the most of the abuses done by the Syrian 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. Other accusations of Assad was about aerial bombardment and shelling which according to reports were indiscriminate and disproportionate that spread terror and led to casualties of civilians that were mass in number. 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.
If you get to visit a refugee camp in Lebanon, you will see a daunting sight, with people living inside boxes, covering themselves with whatever small pieces of fabric to help them fight the winter cold, and children’s eyes of despair staring at you.
You will hear from women how they lost in just matters of seconds their homes, their lives, careers and practically everything. Brothers, husbands, and sons were lost in the war according to women, not to mention their trauma after being raped. 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.
Iran has considered itself an ally of Syria thus has aided the Syrian government in several aspects. 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.