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Siege Watch #5

Siege Watch #5

23-03-2017 Fifth Quarterly Report on Besieged Areas in Syria

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A joint effort of The Syria Institute and PAX, the fifth Siege Watch quarterly report covers the period from November 2016 to January 2017.

During that time, the government’s scorched earth campaign to take eastern Aleppo captured the world’s attention, but was only one battle in a widespread campaign. Other communities were also forced to surrender after increased attacks. After every surrender, both fighters and civilians were expelled from their homes. 

Protection of Civilians, Middle East