A boy receives humanitarian aid in Douma, Damascus March 29, 2014. (REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh)
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Activists in the coastal town of Banias have accused the Red Crescent of bowing to regime pressure in the distribution of humanitarian food aid. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Sunday cited local activists as saying that Red Crescent personnel declined to deliver food to families that had been identified by the regime as pro-opposition.They said deliveries of humanitarian aid were affected in a neighborhood of the city of Banias, as well as the villages of Baida and Basatin, all majority-Sunni areas. The neighborhood has been blockaded by regime forces since the summer of 2013 .
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