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UN, Red Crescent Evacuate 500 From Besieged Syrian Towns

The United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent have evacuated 500 people from besieged areas in Syria. The group included sick and wounded people in need of medical care, as well as their families. They were evacuated Wednesday from Madaya and Zabadani in southwestern Syria near the Lebanon border, as well as al-Foua and Kefraya in Idlib province near the border with Turkey. Pro-government forces have been blockading Madaya and Zabadani, while rebel fighters are responsible for the...

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