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UN convoy crosses from Syria regime areas to rebel-held Idlib

The 10-truck UN aid convoy crosses into Syria's rebel-held Al-Nayrab, headed for storage facilities near the Turkish border
— An Nayrab (Syria) (AFP)

United Nations aid transited Friday from regime-controlled northwest Syria to rebel-held areas for the first time since a devastating February earthquake, an AFP correspondent and a humanitarian official said.

The correspondent saw the 10-truck convoy reach rebel-held Al-Nayrab in Idlib province from the direction of regime-held Saraqib, headed for storage facilities near the Turkish border.

The last such convoy was in January, according to a humanitarian official in Idlib who requested anonymity as they were not authorised to speak to the media.

The trucks were covered with banners bearing the name and logo of the UN World Food Programme, the correspondent said.

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