Do You Know of 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.
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. 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. There were reports also of war crimes committed by the Free Syrian Army and rebel groups, such as the recruitment of children to become soldiers, populated civilian areas that were shelled, members of religious minorities being murdered or taken hostages, and poisonous gas being used.
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.
News about the conditions in Syria are considered disheartening, with houses, schools, water systems and so on being reduced to rubble, and with 80,000 Syrians dead among which were thousands of children.
You may not have the chance to look within a Lebanon refugee camp, and so imagine a daunting sight of children’s eyes staring at you with despair, surroundings covered with snow and people living inside boxes and covering themselves with what small pieces of things they can get hold of.
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. Before they had careers and happy and peaceful lives, but they want nothing else now than just peace.
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.