syria siege

U.S. Urges Russia to Halt Syria Sieges; Russia Slams Aid Politicization

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Aug 8 – The United Nations Security Council must not allow civilians on both sides of the Syrian city of Aleppo to be cut off from humanitarian aid, the United States said on Monday as Russia accused Washington of politicizing a humanitarian issue. Insurgents effectively broke a month-long government siege

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Syrian Government Delivers Supplies to Aleppo via Alternative Route

BEIRUT, Aug 8 – Syrian government forces delivered food and fuel to neighbourhoods they control in the divided city of Aleppo on Monday, using an alternative road after rebels cut off the main supply route into those areas, a monitoring group said. Insurgents effectively broke a month-long government siege of eastern, opposition-held Aleppo on Saturday,

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Aid Convoy Reaches Besieged Al Waer in Syria’s Homs: U.N.

By Tom Miles and Lisa Barrington GENEVA, June 17 – An aid convoy carrying food, medicines and other emergency supplies for 37,500 people has reached al Waer, a besieged suburb of the Syrian city of Homs, a U.N. aid agency said on Friday. “The convoy to al Waer was completed late last night and the

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Syrian Rebels Fear Assault on Besieged Daraya as Residents Starve

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Lisa Barrington AMMAN/BEIRUT, May 17 – Rebel fighters and officials in a besieged Syrian town on the outskirts of Damascus believe government forces are preparing an assault after they turned back an aid convoy last week. Daraya, situated close to a large air base and just a few kilometres (miles) from

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U.N. Parachutes Food into Syrian City Besieged by Daesh

GENEVA, April 11 РThe United Nations said it parachuted food supplies to thousands of people besieged by Daesh militants in the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Sunday, in a bid to ease more than two years of blockades and shortages. Many in the eastern city had been reduced to eating grass and wild vegetation,

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