Syrian civilians are seen in Babila town, southeast Damascus February 17, 2014, after a local ceasefire agreement was reached between the opposition and regime forces. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
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At least seven civilians have died of hunger and lack of medical care in two days in besieged areas in and around Syria's capital Damascus, activists said Tuesday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said medical sources reported three deaths at the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in southern Damascus and another four in the eastern Ghouta suburb between Monday and Tuesday.The camp, a built-up residential neighbourhood once home to some 150,000 Palestinians as well as Syrian residents, has been under a tight army siege for seven months.In eastern Ghouta meanwhile, the Observatory said a girl, a woman and a man had died on Monday and another man died Tuesday as a result of shortages of food and medicine.
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