REUTERS/Thaer Al Khalidiya - Civilians carry their belongings as they walk towards a meeting point to be evacuated from a besieged area of Homs February 7, 2014.

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Getting back to humanitarian basics in Syria: Q&A with Elizabeth Ferris

February 8, 2016, Elizabeth Ferris

Civilians should not be attacked, health facilities should not be bombed, schools should be off-limits, and there should be provisions for providing assistance to besieged communities. These basic humanitarian principles should be the top priorities for any confidence-building measures in the ongoing Syrian peace talks.

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