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Rules of War

The rules of war.

The rules of war are important for conflict so that if there is a war, certain things dont happen, for example torture, keeping prisoners alive and no cruel weapons. Unfortunatly these rules are sometimes broken. Just recently, the rebels in Syria reported that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against them and hundreds of people were killed. This is against the rules of war. The United Nations, or, UN have responded and sent weapons inspectors to see if the rebels are telling the truth. The weapons inspectors are looking to find out if chemical weapons have been used and if they are the rules of war will have been broken and many nations around the world belive that that is enough of a reason to help the rebels and strike against the Syrian government. The rules of war should not be broken and if the Syrian government broke the UN will have something to say about it.