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6 things to know about Syrian civil war

The insurgency in Syira is getting flared up as the death toll is increasing, let’s have a look at the damage that Syrian civil war has done so far.

War has been a merciless act and if we turn over the pages of history we can find that nobody has got anything out of it except destruction and life loss. Nations round the globe are facing different conflicts but the most deadly game of dead is being played in Syrian land. The turmoil began with a peaceful protest against President Bashar al-Assad in 2011 and within a year and half was declared as civil war by International Red Cross. The state which was fighting a civil war is now in a battle against Islamic State. There are few things that one must know about Syrian conflict.

  • Human life loss is climbing as a result of fighting wrath, according to UN’s report more than 190,000 people have lost their lives in this conflict and the death toll is exceeding on regular basis.
  • The exact figure of Syrian Refugees is still difficult to find but according to UN 3.2 million people have registered themselves with United Nation and it is estimated that around one million refugees have not registered when they left the country. This estimate tells that around 4.3 Syrian refugees went abroad for shelter.
  • The place where life is at danger for its dwellers the life of reporters becomes more risky. According to an organization Reporters Without Borders 132 journalist and netizens (those who report the news via internet) have been killed in Syria since 2011. A large number of journalists have faced imprisonment also.
  • The number of women and children refugees is very high. More than 4 million people became victim of this war and fled to different countries according to a report around half of the refugees are women and girls while another quarter are young boys under 18 year of age.
  • United Nation gave six Syrian places a status of UNESCO World Heritage on an account of the rich history they hold. The war has destroyed five of these historical places. The monuments include Khalid bin Walid’s Mosque, a magnificent 2nd-century Roman theatre in Bosra, the Great Mosque of Aleppo and Armenian genocide museum. The beautiful historical places are left in rubble.
  •  We have been hearing in the recent years that water would be the main cause of war in future. Somehow, this thing is being proved in Syria. Experts say that dwindling water supplies in Syria could be a key to battle as the area is very dry and water is precious since the river, dams and water plants are the key targets of militancy .

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