Syria: UN probe, tens of thousands lost in prisons

02 March, 15:37

    (ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, 02 MAR - Tens of thousands of civilians remain forcibly disappeared in Syria after being arbitrarily detained since 2011, when the armed violence that devastated the country began, according to a detailed report prepared by international investigators charged by UN with shedding light on humanitarian violations in Syria in war committed by all the parties involved in the conflict.

    It said thousands more have been subject to torture or death in detention.

    Victims and witnesses described to investigators "unimaginable suffering", including the rapes of 11-year-old girls and boys.

    In 10 years of war, it is estimated that between 380,000 and 500,000 people have died in Syria, while about half of the country's 20 million residents since 2011 have had to abandon their homes as internally displaced people or refugees in countries abroad. (ANSAmed).

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