Rights group, tribes urge Iraqi forces to save "starving" Fallujah

BAGHDAD- Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on Iraqi forces besieging ISIS-held Fallujah to allow aid to reach tens of thousands of residents facing acute shortages of food and medicine. The Iraqi army, police and Iranian-backed Shi’ite Muslim militias – backed by air strikes from a U.S.-led coalition – have maintained a near total siege on Falluja since late last year. Desperate residents are making soup from grass and using flour from ground date seeds to make bread, New York-based HRW said in a report. Food, when available, costs up to 50 times the normal price.

via ynetnews.com

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