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Hungry Syrians clash with rebels over food cache

Syrian children walk through a heavily damaged street in the besieged rebel bastion of Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus, on October 4, 2014Armed clashes have erupted in the Syrian town of Douma after hungry residents stormed food warehouses belonging to an Islamist rebel group, a monitoring group said on Saturday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the clashes on Friday began when residents of the town in Damascus province tried to storm depots belonging to a charity linked to the Army of Islam rebel brigade. Several people were wounded in the clashes, which resumed on Saturday in parts of the town, the Observatory added. It said individual fighters from several other rebel groups had backed residents as they stormed the depots, but guards had prevented them from entering or taking food.

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