Syrian government to allow food into rebel town in exchange for cease-fire, activists say

By Abigail Hauslohner, December 26, 2013

BEIRUT — A besieged town in the suburbs of Syria’s capital has agreed to a truce with President Bashar al-Assad’s government in exchange for badly needed food aid, Syrian activists said Thursday.

Government forces have laid siege to rebel-held Moadamiya for more than a year, depriving its residents of electricity, food and medicine amid heavy shelling and leaving some to die of starvation.

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