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    Western Coalition Urges Air Drops of Food to Syria

    People are starving. France, the U.S. and the U.K. are pressing the United Nations to start dropping humanitarian aid to besieged populations. Yesterday — the agreed-upon deadline for the Syrian government to allow widespread aid — the 8,000 remaining residents in the rebel-held town of Daraya saw the first aid convoy since 2012, but it contained no food or surgical kits. While some air drops have been unsuccessful, the U.N. will meet Friday to consider their options before time runs out for the estimated 600,000 besieged Syrians.

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