Syria ‘abducting civilians to spread terror’, UN says

BBC News reports: UN human rights investigators say the Syrian government is using what they call “enforced disappearances” as part of a widespread campaign of terror against civilians.

Thousands of people have been taken away, with most never seen again, their report says.

Disappearances on such a scale could be a crime against humanity, it adds.

It notes that some opposition groups have begun taking hostages – which also constitutes a human rights violation.

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