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More Starvation Deaths of Besieged Syrians Reported

Fifteen to 20 people, four of them children, died of starvation in the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor last year, the United Nations said Saturday, citing unverified reports by health personnel. The world body warned that thousands of residents faced sharply deteriorating conditions — no electricity for more than 10 months and a water supply for only three hours a week — in a city cut off from aid by the government, Islamic State and other insurgent groups involved in the country's civil...

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