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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is seen during an interview in Damascus with the magazine, Literarni Noviny newspaper, in this handout picture taken Jan. 8, 2015 by Syria's national news agency SANA. (Photo by SANA/Reuters)

Syrian prisoners suffer 'unimaginable abuses'

Thousands of civilians are being secretly imprisoned, raped, tortured and exterminated by Syria's government as it wages a bloody civil war, a United Nations commission found Monday.The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria lifted the lid on what it called was a systematic, country-wide pattern of prisoner abuse by President Bashar Assad'...

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