Results for Category: Syria

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Syria Chemical Weapons Attack: Is US Response a Turning Point in War?

That night, on the president’s orders, the US military launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat airbase in western Syria, from which the planes carrying the chemical weapons originated. It was the first time an American administration had taken military action against the Syrian regime, representing a major escalation of American military involvement in the Middle East in the post-Obama era.

Syria: The Continuous Downfall of Human Rights

Following the uprising in March 2011, and the violent government crackdown to crush it, the human rights situation in Syria has worsened exponentially. Throughout 2016, Human Rights Watch documented a large number of deliberate attacks on schools, medical facilities and markets, including a major airstrike by the Russian-Syrian alliance that hit al-Quds hospital on 27 April 2016, killing all civilians, patients and medical staff inside.

Russia Assumes Key Role in Syria Peace Talks

The meeting’s final statement paved the way for the Geneva talks in late February 2017, between the political opposition and the regime. The statement also stressed the countries’ conviction ‘that there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict and that it can only be solved through a political process. Moreover, Ankara, Moscow and Tehran agreed to join forces to combat ISIS and to work on separating terrorist factions from armed opposition groups. Both sides welcomed the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254 of December 2015, which sets out a roadmap for a peace process in Syria.

Syrian War Disabled without Adequate Care

By some accounts, the number of Syrians who have become disabled as a result of injuries caused by the civil war is in the hundreds of thousands. Handicap International has found that a “large percentage of those affected by injury lacked adequate care, including access to physical rehabilitation support to avoid the worsening of an injury-related health condition, and to mitigate the possible development of permanent disabilities.”