APNewsBreak: Report says nearly 650,000 Syrians suffering in besieged areas in civil war

March 20, 2015 5:38 PM

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APNewsBreak: Report says nearly 650,000 Syrians suffering in besieged areas in civil war

FILE - In this Sunday Feb. 9, 2014, file photo, provided by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian army soldiers, top background, look on as two women walk towards a bus to evacuate the battleground city of Homs, Syria, where a Syrian Red Crescent official says around 300 more people were evacuated from besieged rebel-held neighborhoods in the area. A report due out the week of March 23, 2015, says the number of Syrian people living in besieged areas is at least three times as high as the official estimate and is closer to 650,000, while offering a graphic accounting of hundreds of deaths in communities that the world has struggled to reach for years. (AP Photo/SANA, File) (The Associated Press)

UNITED NATIONS – Nearly 650,000 Syrians are living in besieged communities in the country's civil war, more than three times the U.N. estimate, says a new report that offers a graphic account of hundreds of deaths in areas the world has struggled for years to reach.

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