UN 'Horror' Report: Syrian Government Beats Thousands to Death

UN 'Horror' Report: Syrian Government Beats Thousands to DeathThe Syrian government has beaten or tortured to death thousands of detainees since the beginning of the civil war there, “horrors” only rivaled by the war crimes of some rebel Islamist groups like ISIS on the other side of the fight, a new United Nations report says. “In the Syrian Arab Republic, massive and systemized violence – including the killing of detainees in official and makeshift detention centres – has taken place out of sight, far from the battlefield,” says a report from the UN’s Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, published Monday. “The government has committed crimes against humanity of extermination, murder, rape or other forms of sexual violence, torture, imprisonment, enforced disappearance and other inhuman acts.

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