Heavy fighting between Syrian rebels and loyalists to Syrian President Bassar al-Assad has claimed at least 160 lives in the suburbs of Damascus the past two days as the regimes continues to use starvation as a weapon.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said deadly clashes broke out on Friday in Ghouta, east of the capital, where the government has prevented food, water and medicine from entering.
Most of the casualties reportedly were from Al Qaeda groups trying to open the supply road. One of those killed was said to be Ammar Tabajo, who has used an alias to transmit to Western media information, such as the chemical weapons attack last August.
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