Internally displaced Syrians living in camps set up along the Syrian-Turkish border went on a hunger strike on Wednesday in solidarity with thousands of civilians trapped in the town of Madaya northwest of Damascus. The Assad regime and Hezbollah militias have tightened the siege on the town where civilians imminent death from hunger and cold.
Residents of the Orient, Al-Fuqaraa’, Al-Zohour 2, Al-Omar, Al-Amana and other IDPs camps who gathered near the town of Atmeh in northern rural Idlib said the hunger strike is a message to the international community to act in order to save thousands of civilians in Madaya who, they said, were left an easy prey to the Assad regime and Hezbollah’s killing machines that slaughter civilians in almost all parts of Syria.
The Syrian Coalition earlier called upon the United Nations, the international community and friends of the Syrian people to take immediate action in order to break the siege regime forces and Hezbollah militias have imposed on the town of Madaya northwest of Damascus. The Coalition warned that any delay or inaction would cost more innocent lives. (Source: The New Arab Newspaper)