About the Petition
An estimated 100,000 people have been killed in Syria since March 2011. Journalists, activists and civilians have been incarcerated, tortured and murdered.
Initiated during a movement known as the Arab Spring, the Syrian civil war or uprising is an armed conflict between forces devoted to the Ba’ah government and those opposing; it stems from sectarian animosity between Sunni and Shia Muslims.
Opposition forces are using mortars, ballistic missiles and homemade rockets in highly residential areas to fuel conflict. Houses are being ambushed and burned leaving devastation and chaos; nearly 1.8 million Syrian refugees have been forced to flee since the beginning of 2013.
Stand with organizations like Amnesty International: civilians must be protected under international humanitarian law from armed conflict in Syria.
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