Children Starve in Syrian Town Under Siege From Assad Forces

January 08, 2016 04:25 PM
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Hundreds of children and adults in a Syrian town under siege from government forces are on the verge of dying from malnutrition, aid agencies say. Dozens of people have already died. The situation in Madaya, in Idlib province, is so desperate that residents have reportedly been forced to eat their pets, while others are surviving on grass and leaves. VOA's Henry Ridgwell reports.