They do not seem so much moral soldiers after all.. War is inside the human soul.
Touche good sir.
I'll give you that the first year of that civil war was fought without consideration to moral standing, but no entire planets were nuked to lifelessness and it only lasted a year.
Less moral than a person in peacetime, but still more moral than the IS houses.
Also, food for thought, armed civilian population isn't civilian at that point, it's a militia. Even the US's democratic-liberalist ROE allows engagement of militia.