Starvation causes 299 Syrian deaths

At least 299 Syrians have died of starvation because of the country's civil war according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

At least 299 Syrians have died of starvation because of the country's civil war according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

ISTANBUL – A report Wednesday from the Syrian Network for Human Rights has claimed that at least 299 Syrians have died from starvation because Bashar al Assad's regime is purposely starving those in opposition controlled areas.

It is estimated that at least 200,000 Syrians are under-siege in government controlled areas while 45,000 are considered to be under siege in opposition controlled areas.

Meanwhile, the UN believes that 6.5 million people have been internally displaced and 2.5 million have sought refuge in neighboring countries such as Turkey and Jordan since the conflict erupted more than three years ago.

Syria has been in turmoil since 2011 when a peaceful uprising against President Bashar al-Assad escalated into civil war following a violent regime crackdown.

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