Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) on June 16th, 2015 released the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2015. The GPI 2015 ranked Syria as the least peaceful country in the world, placing it at the 162nd position for the second consecutive year.
Libya was ranked at the 149th position, while Iraq came 161st, second to last.
Syria has been going through a relentless war waged by the Assad regime on the Syrian people who revolted in March 2011. Since then, the Assad regime has various means to crush the revolution, including the most lethal weapons such as Scud missiles, chemical weapons, and even primitive weapons such as knives. It has dropped thousands of barrel bombs on rebellious towns and villages leaving more than 300,000 people dead children, many of women are children and the elderly.
The Syrian Coalition emphasizes that the Assad regime’s continued atrocities lay responsibility on the international community to protect Syrian civilians through the imposition of a safe areas to rein in Assad’s air force. All kinds of legal recognition of the Assad regime must be withdrawn, as it would not have committed all these atrocities had it not been for its confidence of the inaction of the international community.
The Syrian Coalition points out that Assad’s escalation of his crimes reveal a sense of defeat and weakness after the rebel successive gains in various Syrian provinces. To avenge these defeats, the Assad regime retaliates by targeting civilians with all types of weapons, including prohibited ones such as barrel bombs and chemical weapons. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Anadolu Agency)