US warns Syria over mass hunger

Saturday, 19 October 2013 - 8:24

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The US has urged the Syrian government to allow immediate aid convoys to starving civilians cut off in rebel-held suburbs of Damascus.

 

Washington said the armys months-long siege left many people in desperate need of food, water and medicine.

 

It also cited "unprecedented reports" of children dying of malnutrition just a few kilometres from President Bashar al-Assad palace.

 

The Syrian army has warned the rebel-held areas must surrender or starve.

 

 



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