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UN Says 9 Trucks Enter Syria From Turkey With Humanitarian Aid

Some 13 Syrian Red Crescent trucks loaded with 1000 food parcels under the supervision of the United Nations, the Red Crescent and in coordination with the Syrian government, prepare to distribute aid to tens of thousands of besieged Syrians inside the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh, Syria, on July 14, 2014. A year's blockade on Moadamiyeh resulted in widespread hunger-related illness and death among its residents. The move came hours before an expected Security Council vote on a UN resolution that would authorize cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians in desperate need of food and medicine. (AP Photo)
Some 13 Syrian Red Crescent trucks loaded with 1000 food parcels under the supervision of the United Nations, the Red Crescent and in coordination with the Syrian government, prepare to distribute aid to tens of thousands of besieged Syrians inside the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh, Syria, on July 14, 2014. A year's blockade on Moadamiyeh resulted in widespread hunger-related illness and death among its residents. The move came hours before an expected Security Council vote on a UN resolution that would authorize cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians in desperate need of food and medicine. (AP Photo)

UNITED NATIONS—A U.N. official says nine trucks carrying humanitarian supplies have entered Syria from Turkey, using one of four border crossings recently authorized by the...

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