In besieged Syrian city, kids begged for food, women picked grass to eat, survivor recounts

  • by: DIAA HADID , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 12, 2014 - 2:50 PM

BEIRUT — Weeping children begged for food and women picked grass to eat as hunger gripped rebel-held neighborhoods of the Syrian city of Homs during a nearly two-year military blockade, according to a rare first-hand account by a man evacuated during a truce this week.

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