The civil war involved direct armed intervention by Israel and Syria, often in alliance with different Lebanese factions, and witnessed invasions and occupation by the Israeli armed forces, who finally withdrew in 2000, and a long Syrian military presence which continued until 2005.
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Syria: Demand an End to Enforced Disappearances
Since protests broke out in Syria in February 2011, thousands of suspected opponents of the government have been arbitrarily arrested and detained; many appear to have been subjected to enforced disappearance.
The participation of Afghan women in shaping their country’s future and engaging as equal partners will help improve and secure their political status, security, economic and social well-being, and uphold their human rights.