Syria By Brandon Morlock
Purpose of Project
Syrian's Want Freedom
The people of Syria are fighting for their own freedom and independence.
Here is a protest in Arab Springs against the governments Oppression.
The Assad Family have been ruling Syria with an iron fist for over 40 years. The Assad Family have promised the citizens of Syria many rights yet instead they ordered their security forces to fire upon the protesters. The Alawite army leaders fear revenge attacks against Alawite sects due to Assad's policies. The diversity of the protesters are a source of encouragement for many elements in the regime to side with the people. Many of the armed forces have joined the peoples side in protest because many of them are citizens forced to serve the military as a civil requirement .
Becoming Atticus Finch
On March 6 of that year, 15 sunni boys between the ages of 10 and 17 living in Daraa became the first victims of the civil war. Security forces of General Atef Najeeb, President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite cousin, captured the boys in their beds during night raids. The children were tortured in detention cells like terrorists, their fingernails pulled out, swaths of skin burned, bones broken and skulls fractured to the point of brain damage and the loss of eyesight. Not long after, protests against their brutal torture would erupt across the region.
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