Syrian activist group says al-Qaida breakaway fighters lay siege to contested eastern city

June 14, 2014 10:03 AM

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Syrian activist group says al-Qaida breakaway fighters lay siege to contested eastern city

BEIRUT – A Syrian activist group says the al-Qaida-breakaway Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is preventing food and medical supplies from reaching an eastern city.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the siege is mostly on rebel-held neighborhoods of Deir el-Zour.

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