UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The United Nations (UN) has sent humanitarian aid to civilians in Idlib, Syria.
The UN has dispatched 33 humanitarian aid barges to be distributed among families in the town and surrounding rural areas.
The barges have entered Syrian territory through the Cilvegözü border crossing in Hatay province in southern Turkey.
Bashar al-Assad’s regime continues intensified air and ground strikes on civilian settlements in the desalination zone in Idlib.
Turkey and Russia agreed in September last year to turn the Idlib into a de-escalation zone in which acts of aggression would be specifically banned. However, the ceasefire continues to be violated and since then more than 1,600 civilians have been killed in attacks by Russian forces in the area.
Turkey on January 10 announced a new ceasefire in Idlib that would begin after midnight on January 12. However, the Iranian-backed regime and terrorist groups continued ground attacks.
More than 1.5 million Syrians have settled near the Turkish border due to intense attacks last year.
Turkey is the country with the highest number of refugees, having sheltered over 3.7 million migrants since the outbreak of the civil war in Syria in 2011.
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