During the civil war in Syria, it was reported by the United Nations that numerous and serious human rights violations happened. The war was reported by the United Nations as that kind of war devoid of compliance to the norms set by the international law, leading to sufferings of civilians that cannot be measured as a result of warring parties.
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. Not only was Assad accused of aerial bombardment and shelling that were not discriminating and were not proportionate, the regime spread terror because of its mass civilian casualties. Other war crimes like recruiting child soldiers, taking hostages and murdering of religious minorities, and poison gas inflicted on civilians, were reported to have been done by the Free Syrian Army.
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. Women will tell you how they are traumatized by rape, their lost sons, husbands and brothers because of the war. Peace and nothing else are what these women could wish for, leaving behind their careers and their past happy and peaceful lives.
It is a fact that Syria and Iran considered themselves as strategic allies that they have to support each other. Iran has aided the Syrian government during the Syrian civil war since 2011, through the Iranian revolutionary guard, by increasing the level of technical and personnel support so that Syria will have the “ability to deal with protesters”, plus sending equipment to control riots, and giving techniques to monitor intelligence.