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US pushes UN vote on aid routes into earthquake-ravaged Syria

Six days after Syria's earthquake, the United States called on the UN Security Council to greenlight the use of additional aid corridors through a new resolution.
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WASHINGTON — The United States is urging the United Nations to reopen humanitarian corridors into northwest Syria, where international relief has been slow to reach the survivors of last week’s powerful earthquake. 

On Sunday, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US ambassador to the UN, called on the Security Council to “vote immediately on a resolution" that would authorize additional border crossings. 

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