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Syrian Regime Starving 'Palestinian Refugees', Says Amnesty

The Syrian army has been using starvation as a "weapon of war" in its siege of the Yarmouk camp for “Palestinian refugees” outside Damascus, Amnesty International said on Monday, according to AFP.

In a report on the plight of Palestinian and Syrian civilians in Yarmouk, the group said nearly 200 people have died since an army siege was tightened in July 2013 and access to food and medicine cut.

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