Syria Ranked Least Peaceful Country for the 5th Straight Year
Out of 163 countries, Syria was ranked the least peaceful country in the world on the 2018 World Peace Index, a position it has held for the past five years. Russia, which has recently begun pushing for the return of Syrian refugees, was classified as the least peaceful European country.
According to Inab Baladi local news website, Syria got 3,600 points, making it the most dangerous country in the world. The findings were published in a report which is annually produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).
Afghanistan, South Sudan, Iraq, Somalia and Yemen comprised the remaining least peaceful countries, according to the report.
According to the index, 93 countries became safer, while 68 countries become less safe in 2018.
IEP, a non-partisan think tank headquartered in Sydney, Australia, ranks 163 independent states and territories in three domains – safety and security in the society, involvement in ongoing conflicts, and militarization – according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators.
The Syrian Coalition earlier stressed that there will be no safe environment in Syria with the Assad regime in power and as long as its intelligence and security services as well as the Iranian terrorist militias are committing the most heinous crimes against Syrian civilians.
Assad regime forces executed killed military doctor Mu'taz Hteitani who defected from Assad’s army in 2013 and existed eastern Ghouta via the so-called ‘safe passages’ that Russia offered to people who were trapped inside the Damascus suburb. The fate of dozens of workers in medical, educational and relief organizations who are in the regime’s custody remains unknown.
Human rights groups published lists of names of thousands of detainees who were killed under torture in the Assad regime's detention facilities. The Assad regime sent identical lists to civil registry departments in Syrian provinces, which is one of the reasons behind ranking Syria as the most dangerous country in the world. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)