Aid convoy heads to Syrian besieged areas

Added On January 12, 2016

Aid convoys have reached a rebel-held town north of Damascus and two government-controlled towns surrounded by rebels in northern Syria.
Reports said the relief aid was delivered by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) under United Nations supervision.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said as many as 70 trucks with food and medical supplies arrived in the rebel-held town of Madaya, which has been surrounded by government troops for nearly six months.
About 40,000 civilians and 200 rebels are reportedly trapped in Madaya.
The two sides have accused each other's siege, which caused severe shortages of medical supplies and food since last August.