The Syrian Civil War, commonly referred to as the Syrian Uprising, is more than just the Assad Regime against the Free Syrian Army. It is a complex war of uprising against the Bashar al-Assad government, sectarian conflict, and outside country involvement. Overthrowing the Assad Regime in Syria would create more problems than there already are. Sectarian conflict has been part of the Middle East since the passing of Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century. The Syrian Civil War has opened up the sectarian conflict within Syria.
Severe civil war in Syria is a massive flow of protests of citizens against their government, chaos and disorder existing in their country. The situation was characterized by wide intergovernmental actions against president Bashar al-Assad. Government sent army troops in order to stop protesters, what was followed by the beginning of war in Syria. It is noteworthy that civil protest in Syria is called “ Arabic Spring”, it is a strong wave of protests, that arosed in a whole Arabic world. Basic demands are democracy, freedom of Speech and stop of dictatorship.
The Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham: Notoriety in the Midst of Volatility The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, also known as ISIS, is a revolutionary jihadist organization that has had an active role in the Middle East since it was established by Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi in 2004. Based in Iraq, they have claimed responsibility for over six thousand civilian fatalities between 2004 and 2012. In their relentless efforts to create a Sunni Islamic state in every region in which they fight, ISIS changed the face of the Iraqi war, and more recently the Syrian civil war. The organization become known for their merciless attacks on civilians through car bombs and video taped executions and have achieved an infamously fearsome reputation through out the Middle East. ISIS has exclusively targeted non-combatant Shia Muslims, often considered off limits to most Jihadist organizations.
Then we will discuss the controversy that Al-Qaeda has caused with other moderate rebels in Syria and between countries around the world. Finally I will give my opinion on the matter of Al-Qaeda’s clashes with moderate rebels and the violent terror tactics it uses. Al-Qaeda is a growing concern and is a threat to peace, if not contained it will have terrible consequences in the future. There are two Al-Qaeda affiliated groups currently fighting in Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon. These groups are known as The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Jabhat Al-Nusra (JAN).
In 1976, “the last round of the civil war began after the regime of Hafez-al-Assad intervened in the Lebanon War” (Robinson, 331). The intervention had international support, but it came with controversy at home. Syrian forces had to come to the aid of Christians in Lebanon of who they were on the “verge of defeat at the hands of Muslim forces”. “This was seen by pious Sunni Muslims in Syria as proof positive of the heretical nature of the Assad regime” (Robinson, 331). Assassinations would later occur and almost collapsed the Assad government.
Syrian Civil War The ongoing civil war in Syria was directly influenced by “Arab Spring” and has very disastrous consequences for most of the possible outcomes. The “Arab Spring” is a revolutionary surge of protests amid many Middle East countries. The general public has revolted against their own government and some of them have successfully forced their ruler from power, which proved to Syrians that change was possible. The revolutionary countries that gave the Syrian public these ideas of change are staying out of their war but there are many other ally countries on either side. Bashar Al-Assad is the current president in Syria and rules as a dictator like his father did before him, but this does not please the Syrian public.
The FSA, led by Col Riad al-Asaad, was formed in August 2011 and is made up of defected Syrian army members with the goal to take down the al-Assad regime(Fisher). The classification of “Us versus Them” is a root of religious, ethnic, and political conflicts. Among various theories pertaining... ... middle of paper ... ...ir egregious actions by saying that they were simply trying to maintain order and control of the country. They say that as the government, they had the right to act as they deemed necessary. On the other hand, the Free Syrian Army argues that because of the way citizens are treated, they had justified reasons to rebel and fight back.
The king runs a rule of law, modified by him for him, and his powerful allies. Now that the Syrians have had much of the brutalities and sufferings from the king’s government, they at last decided to stand up against the king, and force him to step down from the throne. The Syrian opposition who is trying to set up an Islamic rule of law in the country, contrary to the shi’a coalition government led by Asad administration. The main factor that violence is flaming higher in Syria is that the opposition is trying to establish an Islamic government in the country, in which the sovereignty belongs to the almighty Allah, and that the rules and regulations of an individual’s life are based on that of the rules of Quran and Sunna. Shari’ah be the code of life and islam be the religion, contrary to the current government whose constitution, laws and articles are codified and modified by that of shi’a scholars from the teachings and preaching of shi’a religion, which is an incomplete, incompetent, and incompatible pattern of life.
In 1970, Hafez al-Assad, the defense minister and member of the Syrian Baath Party, overthrows the sitting president and took power in Syria. He arrested and imprisoned the president and the previous leader of an earlier coup, Salah Jadid. During his tenure, battles were fought with Israel and Lebanese forces and he fought off internal threats from the Muslim Brotherhood and dissenters to his power. It was from those groups that whispers of chemical warfare started to come to the surface. Human rights ... ... middle of paper ... ... 'red line' warning on chemical weapons.
What is the Syrian Crisis or Syrian Civil War? Syrian Civil War is a known topic by everybody. The Syrian Civil War is an ongoing armed struggle between forces loyal to the Syrian Baath government and these seeking to oust it. The protests began on March 15, 2011 and, have spread worldwide in April 2011. These protests are known as the Arab Spring.