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UN Aid Chief Pleads For Access to Besieged Syrians

The United Nations' top humanitarian official is urging both sides in the Syrian civil war to allow aid workers access to thousands of civilians trapped in one of several besieged suburbs ringing the capital, Damascus. Valerie Amos on Saturday called for an "immediate pause in hostilities" to allow access for medical and other rescue personnel into Moadhamiya. Government troops have laid siege to the mostly rebel-held town for months. Last week, more than 3,000 civilians, mostly ...

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