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UN sends 63 truckloads of aid to Syria

Aid to be distributed in northwestern Idlib province

Cem Genco   | 23.02.2021
UN sends 63 truckloads of aid to Syria

HATAY, Turkey

The UN dispatched 63 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Syria on Tuesday, where millions remain in need of assistance because of internal conflict.

The aid passed through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province and will be distributed in northwestern Idlib province and nearby rural areas.

Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.

Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia. The area has been the subject of multiple cease-fire understandings, which have frequently been violated by the regime and its allies.

*Writing by Ahmet Gencturk

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