We travel for a variety of reasons: business, pleasure, recreation. With both domestic and international travel being a regular part of modern life, we need to be aware of which countries we need to stay away from, or at least enter with caution.
Several nations are presently embroiled in civil wars, experiencing political unrest, or simply becoming more violent, and tourists aren’t always exempt from it all. One country that features prominently in travel warnings is Syria, which is now arguably the most dangerous country in the world.
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Syria in 2015: an Overview
For years, Syria has been embroiled in one of the bloodiest wars in recent memory. Different militias and groups hold sway, all of them accused of human rights violations such as kidnapping or torture. Rather than being shielded from the fray, foreigners are routinely kidnapped and some are even killed. There’s even a “worst of the worst”: the much-feared Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has committed acts so heinous that other terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda keep away from them.
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