12,000 people trapped in Syria refugee camp by bombs, shells and bullets

By Kareem Shaheen in Beirut and Sam Jones

Save the Children says Palestianian refugee camp Khan Eshieh cut off by heavy shelling, with supplies of food and medicine running out

A new siege at a refugee camp in Syria has left 12,000 people, including 3,000 children, running out of food and medicine as they endure shelling, barrel bombs and sniper fire, Save the Children said on Friday.

The international charity said the last remaining open road out of Khan Eshieh, a Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus, was shut this week by heavy shelling and sniper fire. Save the Children said three youths were reportedly shot dead trying to escape the camp, while bombing has increased, with dozens of barrel bombs being dropped on the area.

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