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  1. U.N. Demands Access to ISIS-Held Camp

    Long feared as a potential tool for penetrating the heart of Syria’s capital, ISIS has captured as much as 90 percent of a nearby Palestinian refugee camp. Hundreds of families have escaped, but the U.N. says 18,000 remain holed up — many without water and food — in a situation that is “beyond inhumane.” The Security Council is demanding humanitarian access to help the refugees, and while it’s unlikely ISIS will accommodate, the U.N. is ready to consider “further measures to provide necessary assistance.”

    BBC, AFP

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