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Aid Worker, Former Prisoner Verify UN Report of ‘Extermination’ in Syrian Camps

Thousands of Syrians are disappearing and dying in government detention centers on a scale that amounts to state-sponsored "extermination," a U.N.-backed commission of inquiry reported Monday. In compiling its findings, Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Deaths in Detention in the Syrian Arab Republic, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria interviewed more than 620 former detainees and witnesses. The report gives harrowing accounts of detainees — men, women,...

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