Stage 9: Extermination
CIA World Factbook
Syria’s ten-year civil war has killed more than 400,000 people, including over 116,000 civilians. Six million Syrians are internally displaced, while another five million have become refugees. Military interventions by Russia, the U.S., and Turkey have prolonged the war. Syria, Turkey, the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army, Russia, and ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists have committed genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes against ethnic and religious minorities, including Kurds, Christians, Druze, Shi’a Muslims, Alawites, and Yazidis. ISIS also enforced the death penalty for homosexuality until its official defeat in 2019. The persecution of LGBTQIA+ people in Syria continues.
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