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UN Syria envoy urges end to 'siege-like' situation in Daraa

UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen said Syrian civilians living under a government siege in the southwestern city are suffering from shortages of fuel, food and medicine.
closed Jaber/Nassib border post as a result of Daraa flare-up

The United Nations’ special envoy for Syria on Thursday expressed concern over the “alarming situation” in Daraa, the birthplace of the Syrian revolution, where thousands of civilians have been forced to flee their homes in recent weeks. 

“The near siege-like situation must end,” a statement from the office of UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen said

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