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.
The convoy is the first to arrive since January. Some 50,000 people are stranded under desperate conditions at the Rukban camp, 18,000 of them children.
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.
France has sent humanitarian aid to a government-controlled area near Damascus after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery. It's the first joint humanitarian aid effort in Syria between Russia and a Western country.
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