Amongst the war in Syria lie difficulties in obtaining estimates for the death tool in this war. As noted in The Guardian, “Vital registration systems typically collapse, so official records of civilian deaths are unreliable. Governments and armed groups routinely exaggerate or distort the figures.” In the time of war everything seems to get disorganized with every actor engaging in the action, especially in a country like Syria where due to the significant damage from war may throw off any records citing estimates to the casualties. As a result, you have other countries reaching out help a struggling nation, which may be noted as soft power.
Even information from the United Nations hasn’t been able to be backed up due to the lack of feet on the ground, among other issues. According to The Independent, accounts logged in before 100,000 weren’t able to be verified due to troubles with its accuracy. So due to the lack of validity of international organizations, various activist groups have filled in, leading to this being consequential in the sense that different international groups are getting involved. This isn’t only a problem that the country of Syria is facing during its time of war, but rather most countries going through war and conflicts face this same problem. War leads to destruction of sources and can result in the lack of on-ground sources to keep information reliable and accurate.