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UN sends 72 truckloads of aid to northwestern Syria

Aid trucks cross into Idlib through Turkey’s southern Cilvegozu border gate

Cem Genco   | 16.06.2021
UN sends 72 truckloads of aid to northwestern Syria

HATAY, Turkey 

The UN on Wednesday sent 72 more truckloads of humanitarian aid through Turkey to Syria's northwestern Idlib province.

The trucks crossed into Idlib through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey’s southern Hatay province.

The humanitarian aid will be distributed among the needy in Idlib, home to millions of displaced Syrians struggling to survive.

Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 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 Assad regime and its allies.

*Writing by Merve Berker


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