The Syrian Civil War has been a uniquely significant international event ever since its inception in 2011

The Syrian Civil War has been a uniquely significant international event ever since its inception in 2011. As of February 2016, the Syrian Centre for Policy Research places the death toll at 470,000. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has claimed that the conflict has created a critical humanitarian crisis, internally displacing 6.1 million people. An additional 4.8 million Syrians have fled abroad to seek asylum. The Syrian Network for Human Rights has also reported that more than 117,000 Syrians have been detained or have disappeared since the start of the conflict. These detention facilities, most of which are administered by government forces, have seen thousands of detainees die after torture and ill-treatment. The introduction of the ISIS to the conflict in 2013 added several unbounded violations, including a blockade on humanitarian aid from reaching civilians in the ISIS-controlled territory, heedless artillery attacks and the use of child soldiers (Human Rights Watch, 2016).

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