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UN sends 65 truckloads of aid to Idlib in northwest Syria

IDLIB, SYRIA - JANUARY 31: A general view of on muddy soil after rainfall at makeshift tents in Kafr Lusin district where infrastructure services were insufficient, made the lives of the Syrian residents difficult during winter season in northern Idlib, Syria on January 31, 2021. ( Muhammed Said - Anadolu Agency )
A general view of on muddy soil after rainfall at makeshift tents in Kafr Lusin district where infrastructure services were insufficient, made the lives of the Syrian residents difficult during winter season in northern Idlib, Syria on January 31, 2021 [Muhammed Said - Anadolu Agency]

The UN on Thursday sent 65 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Syria's northwestern Idlib province, Anadolu Agency reported.

The trucks crossed into Idlib through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province, according to UN officials in the province.

People in need residing in Idlib and its surrounding areas will receive the relief materials.

Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.

Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia. The area has been the subject of multiple cease-fire understandings, which have frequently been violated by the Assad regime and its allies.

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