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Terrorists have been besieging Yarmouk Camp for quite some time, preventing relief and humanitarian aid from entering it and thwarting any attempt to end the crisis inside the Camp.
Earlier Tuesday, the Israeli army said it had killed two suspects, Marwan Qawasmeh and Amer Abu Aisha, after besieging the building in which they had been holed up in central Hebron.
December 15, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's parliament has said that the Sudanese army is besieging the rebel coalition known as Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) and the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) positions in several areas in South Kordofan state including areas west of Deling and east of Jabal.
Several considerations incline me to trust his account: this was probably not the only, nor the first, instance of apparent attempts to transmit disease by hurling biological material into besieged cities; it was within the technical capabilities of besieging armies of the time; and it is consistent with medieval notions of disease causality (22).