(Physicians for Human Rights) – Syrian government officials and opposition forces reached a deal this week to evacuate residents from four besieged towns: Foah and Kafraya, encircled by opposition fighters, and Madaya and Zabadani, surrounded by Syrian government forces and their allies. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has long documented the devastating health effects of sieges on civilian populations in places like Madaya. The organization said today this plan to force civilians from their homes – while appearing to bring relief – may constitute forcible displacement, an illegal strategy of warfare.