Religious freedom in Syria remains under serious threat, particularly amid the country’s ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis. The most notable positive development has been the successful conclusion to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS (GCDI) campaign to clear Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters from their final stronghold. The government continues to perpetrate massive repression of human rights, including severe repercussions for returnees and communities suspected of participation in anti-regime activism or fighting.

Source: Yazidi refugees who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, take part in a protest at Nowruz refugee camp in Qamishli, RUETERS / Said

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