UN resumes Syria aid delivery after attack

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UN resumes Syria aid delivery after attack
Syrians stand in the doorway of their home as they watch at a Red Cross vehicle carrying aid drive past in the rebel-held town of Talbisseh on the northern outskirts of Homs on September 19, 2016. AFP

Geneva - The United Nations suspended land deliveries after the convoy attack, which the Syrian Arab Red Crescent says killed a staff member and around 20 civilians.

By AFP/Reuters

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Published: Thu 22 Sep 2016, 3:05 PM

Last updated: Thu 22 Sep 2016, 5:11 PM

A "clearly marked" UN convoy was due to deliver aid on Thursday to besieged areas near the Syrian capital after a 48-hour suspension to review security guarantees following an attack on relief trucks near Aleppo, a UN spokesman said.
"Today, we are sending an inter-agency, cross-line convoy with urgently needed aid to people in a besieged area of Rural Damascus. We have resumed aid deliveries based on the humanitarian imperative," UN humanitarian agency spokesman Jens Laerke said in a statement.
The UN had suspended deliveries following the Monday attack on a humanitarian convoy that killed around 20 people, including a Red Cross staffer.

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