Kurdish-controlled neighbourhoods in the Syrian city of Aleppo are facing starvation after a weeks-long blockade by government forces that has prevented basic food items from entering the districts.

The checkpoints of the 4th Armoured Division of the Syrian army imposed the blockade on flour and other basic goods on the neighbourhoods of Sheikh Maqsoud and Ashrafieh on 13 March.

The move was an apparent attempt by the government to apply pressure on the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) which, as part of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), control much of northeastern Syria in addition to the Aleppo neighbourhoods.

Syria: Kurdish-led forces raid government bakery in response to food blockade in Aleppo | Middle East Eye

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