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Old 15-10-2019, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by wedgetail View Post


The opposition to the Assad regime has been largely Sunni extremist from the start. Democratic forces in Syria have never been anything but minor players. This is the dirtiest war in my lifetime as there is no significant "good" side apart from the Kurds.
There are never really good sides in civil wars, even when the UN occassionally gets to send in peace keepers. There are those whos autrocities tend to be more extreme than others. I would be suprised if the Kurdish SDF weren't responsible for some truely horrific 'war crimes'.

Civil wars generally are genocidal / sectarian conflicts in which the objective tends to be an extermination of the enemy (with no real difference between civilian and military)

In fairness though Assad and IS do particually stand out.
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