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In East Ghouta, Syria, rural Damascus, a child's plush toy lies in the rubble of a destroyed building. (Credit: UNICEF/UN013166/Al Shami)

Hundreds of Syrian men escaping from rebel-held areas of eastern Aleppo to government-controlled parts of the city are missing amid reports of government reprisals, including numerous arrests and several cases of summary killings of people perceived to be opposition supporters, United Nations human rights officials said on Friday. At the same time, the officials said, rebels have in some cases prevented civilians from leaving, and there were reports that some groups had killed or kidnapped residents who had demanded that insurgents leave their neighborhoods. (NY Times http://nyti.ms/2hsX6km) Boris, Upbraided…Boris Johnson, Britain’s famously undiplomatic chief diplomat, finally seems to have gone…


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