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Syria's Unknown Victims: The Thousands Missing or Dead in Regime Custody


World  (tags: world, politics, violence, Syria, Refugees&Relief, humanrights, government, death, middle-east, war )

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- 283 days ago - theguardian.com
Among the more than 100,000 dead in the three years since the Syrian civil war began are at least 11,000 disappeared into the Assad regime's custody. But the true number may be much higher,



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Evelyn B. (49)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 3:30 am
And this only refers to those where the regime is held responsible ...
How many more have disappeared under action of conflicting opposition groups?
Poor Syria - when will this end?
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 5:03 am
War IS the HELL people speak about. The most innocent, the children, always suffer greatly in adult matters. The photo that sticks out always in my mind is the little girl running naked down the road in Vietnam after the fire from a napalm bombing burned her clothes off of her body. That the human being claims to be so civilized is a cruel joke we are the lowest on the rung of all "beings" because we are the only ones that act in such fashion. The rest of natures "beings" only kill to feed themselves, humans kill for every reason under the sun and in a horrific manner. What a loss to ourselves and all that dwell upon this Earth that we do not use these gifts we, as a species were given for the Highest and Best, but instead create the Hell on Earth that we see play out over and over.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 5:51 am
May, that is a number that I can't argue with. So it's 10 percent. Of course they could be spread out into the camps. And I'm certain you are wrong Dandelion, animals frequently kill for the hell of it.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 6:03 am
Noted, ty. And no, animals don't "frequently kill for the hell of it". That's rubbish. As for we humans, look at history. We kill both animals and our own species on a frequent basis. Sad but true and it's nothing to be proud of.
 

Debbie S. (32)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 12:58 pm
How sad and sickening that people/governments still have not learned the horrible lessons of war and doomed to keep repeating these horrible acts.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 2:07 pm
Dandelion says it all. War = horror. My heart goes out to all the suffering people in Syria.
 

Arlene C. (111)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 5:01 am
LU
 

Colin Hope (243)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 6:08 am
What a bloody mess!!
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 9:52 am
Such a tragic and heartbreaking situation.
 

Panchali Yapa (14)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 11:46 am
Thank you
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 2:17 pm
Monumental tragedy unfolding here, inability of world leaders to do anything.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (113)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 2:44 pm
noted, thanks
 

Geoff K. (85)
Friday March 14, 2014, 3:30 am
Where do you begin to start sorting out this mess? This will fester on for years without direct action, whatever that maybe.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 14, 2014, 3:59 am
Ty.
 

Julie Botsch (12)
Friday March 14, 2014, 4:42 am
Thank You.
 

Scott haakon (4)
Friday March 14, 2014, 7:36 am
So what? Remember it was the brain dead Western leaders who started this. The rebels were promised help. Even when those same leaders vowed to destroy Western secular society.
 
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