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UN: Secret Detention Part of Syria ‘Campaign of Terror’

Syrian activists and other citizens have vanished into secret detention as part of a “widespread campaign of terror against the civilian population” by the Damascus government, U.N. investigators said on Thursday.   The state-run practice of enforced disappearances in Syria - abductions that are officially denied - is systematic enough to amount to a crime against humanity, they said in a report.   Some armed groups in northern Syria, especially the Islamic State of Iraq and...

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