Several of the men, some apparently ex-fighters, describe eating wild greens and even cats in the besieged city. They now face screening by security services.
HOMS, Syria — They appeared like a defeated army, gray blankets draping their shoulders, baggy clothes flowing over withered frames, faces gaunt and exhausted. At least half a dozen had lost limbs; others arrived in wheelchairs and on stretchers. Some wore bloody bandages.