When the fighting stopped in Syria, aid still didn’t get through

September 23, 2016 5:22 PM

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When the fighting stopped in Syria, aid still didn’t get through

The short-lived cease-fire in Syrian ended earlier this week. A break in fighting provided relief to embattled Syrians caught in the middle of the civil war. Hopes were high that the period of safety would allow more humanitarian aid to enter the country. It did not.

Aid trucks waited along the border, unable to enter Syria. By the time some deliveries began, the cease-fire ended and Russian jets struck a joint aid convoy between the U.N. and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. At least 20 people died Monday and aid deliveries once again stopped. Showing fierce determ...

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