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Regime siege makes life miserable in Homs

Orient Net - Anadolu Agency 2016-05-20 04:22:00

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A crippling siege imposed by Assad regime forces on the northern countryside of Syria’s central Homs province is depriving around 250,000 civilians of vital commodities.

“Regime forces have shut all crossings and routes to the area,” Yasser al-Sayed Ali, a resident of al-Hawla district, told Anadolu Agency on Thursday.

“These restrictions have badly deteriorated all aspects of life in the area,” he said.

According to Syrian activists, regime forces prevent the access of humanitarian aid to Homs’ northern countryside, which deny around 250,000 civilians in opposition-held areas from getting their daily needs.

“Most commodities are not available at markets and their prices have skyrocketed,” Ali said, adding that prices of most commodities have gone up by about tenfold.

Abdul-Rahman al-Yassin, a local resident, said most people do not find enough foodstuffs.

“In most cases, we do not find food to eat like most residents in the area,” he told Anadolu Agency.

The regime blockade has also caused a deterioration in the health situation in the province’s northern countryside.

“There is a shortage of medicine in the area,” Sami, a medic at a field hospital who gave his first name only for security reasons, told Anadolu Agency.

He said the field hospital where he is working lacks all modern medical equipment.

“The hospital is also unable to accommodate the rising numbers of the wounded and patients,” he added.

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