Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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VIDEO: Brooks Addresses 7 Years of Civil War in Syria

Mar 15, 2018
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today marks seven years of civil war in Syria, where innocent women and children are continuously killed, chemical attacks on civilians are far too frequent and bombings plague the nation and tear families apart. Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) made the following remarks today on the House Floor to shed light to the ongoing civil war in Syria: 


To watch Brooks’ remarks on the House Floor, click here.

BACKGROUND

Eastern Ghouta, a suburb outside of Syria’s capital city, Damascus, is home to nearly 400,000 people and has been besieged by the Syrian government since opposition groups took control of the area in mid-2013. The White Helmets group reports that 800 civilians have been killed in the past 2 weeks as the Assad regime continues to pound the rebel-held area, despite the ongoing humanitarian ceasefire. The ongoing tragedy in Eastern Ghouta is just the most recent of horrific events perpetrated by the Assad regime and their Iranian backed militia.

Entering its seventh year, the civil war in Syria has killed almost half a million Syrian civilians, injured more than a million and has displaced over 11 million Syrian civilians. Over 13 million civilians desperately need humanitarian assistance within Syria.

Brooks is a member of the Friends of a Free, Stable and Democratic Syria Caucus. Brooks also recently signed onto as a co-sponsor of a number of bills that work to protect the civilians who are suffering due to the ongoing conflict in Syria as well as reduce Iran’s extremist and terrorist activities in the region.

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