First aid reaches Syria rebel-held areas since quake: Border official

AFP , Thursday 9 Feb 2023

An aid convoy reached rebel-held northwestern Syria Thursday, the first since a devastating earthquake that has killed thousands, an official at the Bab al-Hawa border crossing told AFP.

Syria - Turkey border
Trucks with aid for Syria follow a UN vehicle at the Turkish crossing point of Cilvegozu, in Reyhanli, southeastern Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023. AP


An AFP correspondent saw six trucks passing through the crossing from Turkey, carrying tents and hygiene products.

Border official Mazen Alloush said the delivery had been expected before Monday's quake.

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