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Syrians trapped in suburb plead for food

Assad’s troops blocking supplies

BEIRUT — Residents of a besieged rebel-held suburb of Damascus issued an urgent plea on Monday for the international community to save them from starvation and constant bombardment after efforts to evacuate civilians from the area collapsed this week.

The situation in Moadamiyeh has been deteriorating for months as troops loyal to President Bashar Assad have blocked food and supplies, say activists.

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