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helps Assad regime, he said “More importantly, Baghdad has been an important source ofmaterial support for the Assad regime. Iraq has opened its airspace for use by Iranian planesferrying support to the Assad regime, and has granted trucks bound for Syria carrying suppliesfrom the Iranian Revolutionary Guards passage through Iraqi territory.” (Salem, 2012). Iraq ishelpful to Syria because Iraq has carried supplies to Syria and supports the regime. According toAl Jazeera,Syrian refugees cling to stability in Iraq, by Ali Al-Arian, it talks about how manySyrian refugees are currently living in Iraq because of the situation happening in Syria, he said “Of the 250,000 Syrian refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan, nearly 120,000 live in cities like Dohuk andErbil, while the remainder live in 10 camps spread throughout the region. More than 45,0009
Syrian refugees live in Domiz camp, close to the city of Dohuk on the Syrian-Iraqi border. It isone of the first camps built after the initial influx of Syrians into Iraq in 2012. Hundreds of tentsline the streets, some of which were converted into more permanent housing structures asprospects for a political resolution in Syria grew bleak.” (Al-Arian, 2014). Iraq and Syria arefighting against ISIS but also, Iraq supports Syria by supplies to Syrian forces. Iraq is one ofSyria’s best supporters.Current EventsThis current events have occurred in Syria and it affects much of the people because they'reincreasing the civilians deaths. According to BBC News,Syria chemical ‘attack’: What weknow,it talked about what occurred during the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, it said, “More than 80 people were killed in a suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of KhanSheikhoun in north-western Syria on 4 April.” (BBC,2017). BBC also said, “The Organisationfor the Prevention of Chemical Weapons said on 19 April that the results of the analysis indicatedthat the victims were exposed to Sarin or a Sarin-like substance. Samples taken from sevensurvivors showed similar results.” (BBC, 2017.) The attack caused major problems to thecivilians such as symptoms consistent with reaction to a nerve agent. More were injured thankilled. It also said how President Assad told AFP news agency if that " ‘Our impression is thatthe West, mainly the United States, is hand-in-glove with the terrorists. They fabricated thewhole story in order to have a pretext for the attack.’ ” (BBC, 2017). No one claims responsiblityfor the chemical attack. According to CBS news,Human Rights Watch report: In Syria,patternof chemical weapons attacks by Assad regime, by Pamela Falk, it talks about what happenedduring the chemical attack that happen in Khan Sheikhoun she said,“In the last six months, theSyrian government has used war planes, helicopters, and ground forces to deliver chlorine and10
sarin gas in Damascus, Hama, Idlib and Aleppo, which is a widespread and systematic use ofchemical weapons.” (Falk, 2017). Government warplanes appear to have dropped bombs with

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Professor
Ann Howard
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English, Free Syrian Army

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