Aid arrives in besieged area of Syria

    Aid arrives in besieged area of Syria

    Feb 17, Damascus: The first of several convoys carrying badly-needed aid to besieged areas of Syria has arrived at its destination. Thirty-five trucks have entered the town of Muadhamiya, near the Syrian capital Damascus, the Syrian Red Crescent said, BBC reports.

    Aid is heading as well to Madaya and Zabadani, also near the capital, and to the pro-government northern villages of Foah and Kefraya. Almost 500,000 people live in besieged areas in Syria, according to the UN.

    The deliveries are part of an agreement that world powers hope will lead to a "cessation of hostilities" by Friday.

    Some 100 trucks left Damascus earlier on Wednesday, carrying food, non-food items, medical equipment and medicine.

    The Oslo Times


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