TODAY’S MESOP DOCUMENTATION : Syria Leads U.S. Human Rights Report

The U.S. State Department’s annual human rights report said the tragedy of Syria’s civil war “stands apart in its scope and human costs,” citing the chemical weapons attack near Damascus, the use of barrel bombs and Scud missiles, and the torture and murder of civilians. /  This CFR Backgrounder explains the Syrian conflict and the global response to the crisis. Read more: