War Crimes in Syrian War

As the Syrian uprising is taking a monstrous form, it is only leading to increased war crimes and an upsurge of atrocities against humanity. The Syrian war that has left several thousands dead and rendered many others homeless is also being suspected for war crimes committed by both the government and the rebels.
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Impact of the Syrian conflict on the Neighbouring Region

The constant conflict and the ongoing civil war in Syria have made the refugee settlement mission an uphill task. The constant state of fear has given rise to security controls across the border, and the continuous displacement of people from Syria has increased vulnerability amongst refugees seeking asylum. The fact that migration and the refugee problem started in 2011 and have been going on for more than 12 months has only aggravated the overall scenario in the country.
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Conflict Resolution Through Negotiation – The Only Way Forward

The 20-month Syrian civil war has seen no respite and the civil war is now beginning to spill over into some of Syria’s neighbouring countries. The war has raised concerns and set up red flags internationally. The international community is undecided and divided in its opinion about the next step to be taken to resolve the war-like situation in Syria.
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Impact of the Syrian War

War in Syria continues claim thousands of lives and is proving to be a major financial and infrastructural setback for the country itself. The thousands of people who have lost their homes in this war are seeking refuge in some of the neighbouring countries, especially Turkey. With many trying to escape the hostility in their home country, the horde of expatriates swarming Turkey is increasing in numbers with each passing day. More than 90,000 Syrian citizens have taken shelter in the refugee camps at Turkey.
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Human Rights Violations in the Syrian War

Syrian civil war has seen continued attacks and bombardment of homes for quite a few months now. The current unrest in Syria is a clear violation of human rights in the country. The city of Homs seems to be caught in intense assault from the rebels and the opposition. A shower of rockets and bombs has killed hundreds of people in the city and the war continues to claim several lives seamlessly. The UN peace envoy, Mr. Brahimi, says that there are at least 100 deaths a day and people from both sides continue to be victims of casualties of the war.
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Role of the United Nations

Though the UN envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, has suggested that ceasefire be observed during the period of Eid-al-Adha beginning Oct 26, there is the afterthought that the conflict might spread to some of the other regions. In his own words, “The crisis cannot remain within Syria’s borders indefinitely.” He has further warned of imminent conflict spreading, unless democratically-held elections are used to give the people of Syria an opportunity to showcase or let their voice heard in the formation of a new government.
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Is a Peaceful Resolution Possible?

As cross-border shelling continued this weekend further calls were made for the United Nations to take stronger action to resolve the situation in Syria. In a strongly worded attack on the organisations perceived reluctance to act decisively to end the conflict Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, compared the current crisis to that of Bosnia in the 1990s when the international community had also failed to mediate timeously or effectively. He also suggested a restructuring of the Security Council that would prevent any one member from delaying the implementation of resolutions as Russia and China are presently doing.

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Turkey Retaliates to Syrian Shelling

Meanwhile, the Syrian forces fired mortars across the border killing the five Turkish citizens. This firing prompted the Turkish forces and fumed the existing conflicts between the two countries, which is also the first occasion of overt fighting across the border, ever since the Syrian upheaval that started last year. Earlier in September, mortar shells that were fired from Syria had alighted near Israel’s northern border at Golan Heights. Though no one was killed and no damage was reported, the Israeli military filed a complaint with the U.N.
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Syria Crisis Explained

The present situation of the Syrian conflict has been making the international headlines ever since March 2011, mainly because of its intensity and all-encompassing scope. In April, Kofi Annan – the former Secretary General and U.N. Arab League envoy to Syria – spearheaded a peace plan to resolve the conflict. This plan overviewed six points for a diplomatic, peaceful resolving of the issues and also included a sealing commitment to put an end to the fighting by United Nations. Provision of humanitarian assistance to areas affected was also part of this peace plan.
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