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UN extends Syria cross-border aid by six months

By a vote of 15-0, the UN Security Council renewed the provision of aid from the Turkish-Syrian border through July.
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The UN Security Council unanimously voted on Monday to extend a humanitarian aid operation into northwest Syria by another six months, ensuring deliveries routed from Turkey will continue reaching those whose survival depends on them.

The United Nations' most powerful body faced a Jan. 10 deadline to extend the operation that since 2014 has allowed the UN and its partners to send food, medicine and other critical supplies into rebel-held Syria. 

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