Middle East

Eight die in Yarmouk as aid supplies delivered

BEIRUT: Activists and a monitoring group said Sunday that eight people died in the Yarmouk region in Damascus as delivery of supplies of humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian refugee camp resumed. 

They said an artillery strike killed seven people, while malnutrition and the lack of medical supplies were responsible for the death of a man, whose age was not given. 

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human rights confirmed the death of five people in the strike, while activists in the camp said the total death toll was seven. 

The victims had gathered to receive aid in a central square, the activists said, as the intermittent aid distribution resumed in the morning in the besieged area.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 24, 2014, on page 8.




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