An analysis of the impact of external actors in an internal armed conflict: The case study of Syria (2013 - 2015)
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This study aims to analyse the impact of external intervention in the ongoing Syrian conflict. The hypothesis of the research is that external intervention aggravates internal conflicts. Journals, reports, newspapers, books among others various sources of data gathering techniques were used. RT (2013:1), “the CIA was secretly involved in training rebel groups and assisting Saudi Arabia and Qatar in smuggling arms to the rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad.” This is an indication that foreign intervention indeed contributed to the continuation of the conflict in Syria. The research on the third chapter examines the ongoing conflict and the nations involved. The casualties that have occurred so far in the fightings. Cordesman (2013) argues that, “There still is no clear picture of the level of casualties that came out of the Syrian use of chemical weapons on August 21st, and there are no estimates at all of the total impact of the use of chemical weapons during the civil war.” Cordesman (2013) argues that, “There still is no clear picture of the level of casualties that came out of the Syrian use of chemical weapons on August 21st, and there are no estimates at all of the total impact of the use of chemical weapons during the civil war.” The causalities due to continual fighting and the failure to reach consensus by the warring parties has led to more people dying and more infrastructure destroyed. The research concluded that the United Nations should step up and intervene since it is its prime duty to stop the eruption and the spread of conflicts around the globe. Another proposal is also for the warring parties to themselves reach go to a negotiating table and try to resolve their issues. The countries that are giving help to the warring parties should also pull out of the conflict since it is now known that they are the ones that are perpetuating the fighting.