Sectarian Conflict in Syria
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Washington United States
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Syrias civil war is now well into its third year. The international community, including the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and many non-governmental organizations, largely agree that the Assad regime has committed wide-ranging human rights abuses during the conflict. This includes violating its obligations under the 1949 Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocol I, a 1977 amendment that added provisions that the government has clearly violated, including indiscriminate attacks on civilian populations, and destruction of food, water, and other materials needed for survival. In addition, extrajudicial killings, rape, and torture have been well documented.
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