UN aid trucks wait on Turkish-Syria border

Despite an ongoing ceasefire deal between warring sides in Syria, aid trucks are being prevented from entering the country by the Assad regime.
Around 40 trucks of two convoys carrying mostly food and flour, set off from the Turkish border town of Cilvegözü, 40 km west of Aleppo on Tuesday, but made it little further than the Turkish customs post on the Syrian border.
United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday that they had “a problem getting aid into Syria,” and were waiting for government permission for more than 48 hours.
He said the government had yet to give their consent adding that 40 trucks full of humanitarian aid were waiting on the border.

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