The New Barbarianism In Syria

The New Barbarianism in Syria

Syria has been engulfed in political violence since 2011. It has disintegrated into a cauldron of competing rebel groups, terrorist elements, international powers, and religious factions. Further, the Syria conflict is compounded by Syria’s ethnic divisions and sectarian lines. Despite the fact that the most of the Syrian population are Sunni Muslim which accounts for 75 percent of the population, a majority population has been ruled by a harsh authorianism regime of Asaad dynasty(Alawites sect) which comprises merely 12 percent of Syrian’s population. Laconically, I introduce the current Syrian dispensation, Assad regime is brutal, savagely fierce, an awful lot of insidious and racist, violent terror, incivility, inhuman, discriminatory, despotic, and alien in its own nature, character as well as outlook. Moreover, it has adversely affected every section of its population. As a result of this, a strong sense of anti-regime resentment developed among the people and bursted out in the form of popular uprising. Syrian President Assad himself responsible for making the country in a form of ravaged, decimated and failed state as well by doing unbridled air bombing on his people and opponents.

As and when political protest spread across the full spectrum of Syria against the four-decade rule of the Assad family, this rampant political protest penetrated into political violence. Because of an incompetent of Assad regime, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has completely failed to resolve the popular demand of public. Unfortunately, political violence plunged into civil war. As a result of this, hundreds of thousands of Syrians have been killed, estimated to half million people in internal civil strife and more than twelve million people i.e., more than half the country’s pre-war population have been displaced. In fact, the Syrian civil war is arguably the worst humanitarian crisis since the world war two. Regional and international powers have been intensely supporting severals local militant groups to advance their geopolitical interests on the Syrian battlefield. Now, Russia has been at the forefront of supporting egregious and ruthless Assad regime to reinforce its geopolitical ambitions and interests in the volatile region of the Muslim world. The Russian military has been conducting indiscriminate air strikes against civilians, hospitals, community centers and medical facilities as well as humanitarian aid convoys for several weeks in and around the Aleppo city.The same things did in the past by American army. There is no difference between the United States and Russia in terms of using of air power assets against civilian populations. The situation in Syria has never been more dire. This is even more true in Aleppo, where civilian causalities are rising at alarming numbers due to air strikes perpetrated by the Syrian Regime and Russian Forces. We are witnessing a profound surge of violence against civilians, health workers, patients, humanitarian convoys,and medical facilities across the length and breadth of the country. The modus operendi of conducting bombing that is both physically horrific and morally reprehensible and seeks international community to punish those who killing innocent people in Syria. After all, Syrian people want peace, not war.

Shams Tabrez Qasmi is the Founder & Chief Editor of Millat Times Group, featuring news stories, ground reports and interviews on YouTube. Host Khabar Dar Khabar and debate show " Desh K Sath". He contributes to several news publications as columnist , Ex Director & Member at Press Club Of India. Email: