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Sieges in Syria (January 18, 2016)

According to the United Nations : 4.5 million people live in areas that are difficult to access. Of these, nearly 400,000 people are under siege: some 181,200 by government forces in the Eastern Ghouta (around 176,500 in Douma, Harasta, Arbin, Zamalka, Ein Tarma, Hammoura, Jisrein, Kafr Batna, Saqba and Zebdin), as well as Daraya (around 4,000 people) and Zabadani (500 people) in the province of Rif Dimashq; around 200,000 by Daesh in Deir al-Zour; and around 12,500 by non-state armed (...)

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