Syria’s Assad is using ‘siege and starve’ tactics to win the war. Here’s what he might target next

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Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has been waging a brutally effective “siege and starve” campaign for years, military analysts say, a practice his regime will likely continue as it advances to capture two key rebel-held provinces — Idlib in the north and Dara’a in the south.