Residents inspect graves damaged by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad in Old Aleppo's Kadi Askar area January 9, 2015. REUTERS/Mahmoud Hebbo
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At least 2,100 people died in Syrian prisons last year and the bodies of many showed signs of torture, an activist group said Friday, quoting the families of deceased detainees.U.N. investigators said in March there were suspected war criminals in Syrian military units and security agencies as well as in the insurgent groups fighting them in the country's civil war.They said they were investigating evidence of torture, killing and starvation in Syrian prisons and that the heads of intelligence branches and detention facilities were on a list of potential suspects.
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