FILE - In this September 1, 2012 file photo, Syrian detainees who took part in anti-government protests sit in a courtroom before their release, in Damascus, Syria. Syrian intelligence agents grab ... more 
FILE - In this September 1, 2012 file photo, Syrian detainees who took part in anti-government protests sit in a courtroom before their release, in Damascus, Syria. Syrian intelligence agents grab civilians seen as a threat to President Bashar Assad's regime, including human rights activists and lawyers, and deliver them to torture dungeons where they simply vanish. Human rights groups say thousands of Syrians have disappeared over the past two years, rivaling the numbers of victims in some of South America's "dirty wars.'' (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Bassem Tellawi, File
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