Why the Assad regime barrel-bombs its own civilians

Posted on Posted in Analysis, Civil Wars, Middle East and North Africa, Pax et Bellum Views, Rik Rutten, Violence against Civilians

Originally published December 5, 2016 Author: Rik Rutten* Bombing civilians without distinguishing supporters and opponents from bystanders is said to be ineffective, or even counterproductive. Then why have air raids become such a hallmark feature of the military strategy of the Assad government in the Syrian civil war? A look at the geography of violence shows: […]