For several months, Syria has been caught by the “Arab Spring”. Demonstrations have been gaining momentum in various cities and towns. Protestors are demanding reforms—these demands, however, are not uniform. The conflict in Syria has become increasingly militarised, turning into a “civil war” and thereby rendering the Geneva Conventions applicable to combatants. The Government has been attempting to initiate various reforms to appease its population. Since early 2014 the Islamic State (IS) has been gaining ground in Syria. The cabinet submits its official...
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