"Dying in slow motion": Videos show horror of Syrian town's starvation

January 8, 2016 12:08 AM

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Disturbing new evidence of the barbarity of Syria's civil war, now nearly five years old, has emerged on social media.

Not far from the capital, the town of Madaya is being starved by the dictator's forces. Men, women and children are "dying in slow motion," as one resident put it. Months of deprivation have pushed the smallest and the poorest to the very brink.

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