syria starvation

“White Helmets” Say Aleppo Residents Ten Days from Starvation

By Alistair Scrutton STOCKHOLM, Nov 24 – The inhabitants of besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo have fewer than ten days to receive aid or face starvation and death from a lack of medical supplies, the head of the Syria Civil Defence, or “White Helmets”, said on Thursday. The volunteer group which works in opposition-held territory and

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Fighters and Residents Leave Besieged Damascus Suburb Daraya

DAMASCUS, Aug 28 – Fighters in the Damascus suburb of Daraya began to leave with their families and other residents under an evacuation deal on Friday, effectively surrendering the town to the government after a grueling four-year siege. A Reuters witness saw six buses leaving the town. Footage on state television showed buses driving past

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Syrian Opposition Figure Says Jan. 25 Talks Not Realistic

BEIRUT, Jan 14 – A prominent Syrian opposition politician said on Thursday he thought it unrealistic that peace talks will begin on Jan. 25 in Geneva as planned unless sieges are lifted and humanitarian aid for civilians allowed in. A U.N envoy had earlier said the talks were still on schedule. “I personally do not

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