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Besieged Madaya residents face starvation

The residents of Madaya in the western countryside of Damascus are suffering from lack of food and medical supplies as a result of the siege imposed by the Syrian regime.
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DAMASCUS, Syria — The residents of Madaya are dying — victims of starvation, land mines, opportunists and a broken truce. Those who are still alive exist in what resembles a prison.

In July, the Syrian regime sieged the town in the western countryside of Damascus to pressure opposition fighters in nearby Zabadani. In the months since, the situation has grown dire.

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