Shocking pictures show starving Syrians trapped in three besieged towns are forced to eat cats and dogs and have surgery without anesthetic after vital supplies were cut off.

Activists have warned Foua and Kfarya in Idlib province have been under attack from rebel groups for more than a year.But the situation deteriorated in September when insurgents captured an airbase used by helicopters that delivered canned food, vegetables and bread to about 30,000 people.

Since July, desperate residents have resorted to eating domestic animals to fend of starvation.Several have either been shot dead by snipers or blown up by mines while scavenging for food

Pro-government fighters recently evacuated from two besieged villages Foua and Kfarya described harsh conditions there with scarce food and medicine, saying some residents are eating grass to survive and undergoing surgery without anesthesia.

‘Our life was catastrophic in Foua and Kfarya,’ said Hussein Mahdi Kazem, a 16-year-old wounded fighter.


Culled from Mailonline

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