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Aid convoy enters from Assad's areas to Idlib region

The World Food Program (WFP) brought a new aid shipment from regime-held areas to the opposition areas in northwest Syria through the contact lines.

Local sources told Zaman al-Wasl that the WFP brought in on Saturday noon an aid shipment consisting of 16 trucks from the regime areas in Aleppo, to the border town of Sarmada  through the Al-Tarnbah crossing point located at the intersection of the international highways M4 and M5, east of Idlib city.

The shipment is the second to enter through the contact lines after the implementation of UNSC Resolution 2642/2222, about a month and a half after the first shipment entered the "Al-Tarnbah" crossing as well, bringing the number of trucks to 30 trucks loaded with foodstuffs since the start of implementing the new resolution.

The entry of the aid shipment coincided with Russian air strikes targeting the western outskirts of Idlib city and the villages of “Sheikh Yusef” and “Hafsarja”, which resulted in the injury of a civilian.

 In addition, intense artillery and missile shelling targeted the villages and towns of the western countryside of Aleppo, and the Jabal al-Zawiya regime in the southern Idlib countryside, in light of the intense flight of Russian drone planes in the sky of the Idlib's "fourth de-escalation".

A ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey has come into effect in the northwest Idlib province in March 2020.
 
The Syrian conflict - which led to the loss of at least 500,000 lives and displaced more than 13,2 million people -  began in 2011 after the Assad regime brutally cracked down on peaceful pro-democracy protests.

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