Siege tactics in Syria come under scrutiny

By Loveday Morris, January 29, 2014

BEIRUT — Residents of rebel-held Syrian neighborhoods under siege say the message from the government is clear: Surrender or starve.

Peace talks in Geneva, the first of the three-year conflict, have thrown a spotlight on the plight of cut-off civilians in the central city of Homs, as participants focus on the issue of humanitarian access before turning to the tougher political questions. However, confidence is ebbing that relief will materialize.

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