An international convoy carrying desperately needed aid to eastern Ghouta has been forced to withdraw after delivering only part of its supplies. It is the first time aid reached besieged the area since the Syrian regime's assault began.
Food trucks have delivered much-needed supplies to eastern Ghouta. It came as the first group of al-Qaeda linked rebels were transported out of the enclave to northwestern Syria.
After two weeks of intense siege in eastern Ghouta, the first aid convoy has arrived. But Syrian authorities reportedly stripped the trucks of important medical supplies.
Humanitarian groups are unable to deliver vital supplies into eastern Ghouta in the short pause in fighting offered by Russia, the UN reports. But aid convoys are having more luck in other areas of Syria.
Civilians are continuing to flee from the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says. Hundreds have died there in recent weeks.
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