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Dozens of Prisoners Released in Syria

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Click to expand Image A checkpoint in the Syrian city of Daraa. © 2018 Friedemann Kohler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images On November 4, local news outlets reported that the Syrian government had released over 60 individuals from detention facilities in southern Syria and Damascus. While not the first such release, the news is a positive development in an area where little to no progress has occurred. But it is also a reminder that thousands remain locked away in Syria’s secretive detention system, many held from as far back as 2011, and with no hint as to their whereabouts. The majority…

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