Residents walk in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, which activists claim has been undergoing violent clashes between forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and rebel fighters August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Badra Mamet
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Politicians and human rights groups marked the International Day of the Disappeared Saturday, calling on the world to remember the tens of thousands of people missing in Syria, languishing in government jails or held by rebel groups.The precise number of people missing since the start of the war is unknown, but the Syrian Network for Human Rights has estimated that at least 85,000 people have been detained by the regime. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry mentioned Syria's missing a statement release to mark the global event.
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