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The Dangers and Difficulties of Counting
Victims in Syria
september 20, 2018

The plight of thousands of detained Syrians has come to public attention in recent
months, as the government has begun to update civil registries with previously
unreported deaths in custody. Many of the news reports covering this issue include the
number of those who are currently believed to be held in government-run detention
facilities. Such numbers must be treated with great care. While there is constant
pressure from journalists and diplomats to provide exact numbers, whether it be of

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