Syria to allow aid to starving residents after release of graphic images

January 7, 2016 9:35 PM

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Syria to allow aid to starving residents after release of graphic images

More than 40,000 people are trapped in the city of Madaya, including at least 20,000 civilians. Pro-government forces have been surrounding the city for months, cutting off supplies.

Disturbing images of emaciated people, including children, may have been a factor for the Syrian government’s decision Thursday to allow food and medicine into a portion of rebel-controlled territory, as the country’s civil war stretches into its fifth year.

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