NGO records 74,607 forced disappearances in Syria’s 5-year-long civil war

A report released on the International Day of the Disappeared suggests that more than 74,000 people disappeared at the hands of warring parties in Syria since March 2011, with their fates unknown to their families and relatives.
The Syrian Network of Human Rights (SNHR) report said out of the total 74,607 people, 71,533 ‘disappeared’ in prisons and detentions centers belonging to the Syrian regime. Leaving 7,319 fighters from different groups aside, 64,214 were civilians including 4,109 children and 2,377 women.
This number is 1,479 for Daesh, 892 for Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (former Nusra Front), 397 for PYD and 306 for the moderate opposition groups.
The report urged the United Nations Security Council to take responsibility for those who were forcefully disappeared in Syria.
Meanwhile in the Balkan Peninsula, some 11,000 people are still missing from the 1990s Balkan wars, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday, expressing concern over the slow pace of establishing their fates.

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