Second aid delivery heading to besieged Syrian communities

Published: Thursday 14th January 2016 by The News Editor

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Convoys carrying food, medical and other supplies have left Damascus headed to the besieged rebel-held town of Madaya, near the Syrian capital.

A similar convoy is heading to the villages of Foua and Kfarya in northern Idlib, which are besieged by rebels.

The convoys represent the second humanitarian aid delivery to the besieged communities after a similar effort on Monday.

Madaya, a former mountain resort near the Lebanon border, has been under siege since last summer by forces loyal to president Bashar Assad. It came to international attention in recent weeks as reports of starvation emerged.

About 50 trucks are part of the latest convoy that left for Madaya.

A similar humanitarian situation has been reported in Foua and Kfarya.

Published: Thursday 14th January 2016 by The News Editor

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