UN creates body to find missing persons in Syria

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The UN General Assembly voted to set up an independent body to investigate and clarify the status of missing persons in Syria. More than 130,000 people are considered missing or "disappeared" in Syria since the start of the country’s uprising and civil war. The World's host Carol Hills spoke with Syrian activist and journalist Wafa Ali Mustafa about her own father's disappearance, as well as her reaction to the creation of the new UN body.

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