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Casualties rise amid severe shortage of food, medical supplies in besieged Fallujah

Once one of Iraq’s most prosperous municipalities, Fallujah has now turned into a ghost city after months under siege and severe shortages of food and medicines, activists have warned.

Three children died in the city’s hospital on Wednesday as a result of dehydration and malnutrition because of the siege, a doctor said.

The hospital now has no supplies left.

Iraq’s security apparatus has placed Fallujah under siege, at the same time Daesh has prevented citizens from leaving the area. The city was subjected to indiscriminately raids by the Iraqi army on Wednesday, which resulted in the death of three civilians from one family.

The Iraqi doctor called for urgent action to save the city from the perils of hunger and military raids.

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