U.N. Security Council authorizes cross-border aid access in Syria

July 14, 2014 6:37 PM

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U.N. Security Council authorizes cross-border aid access in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Monday authorized humanitarian access without Syrian government consent at four border crossings into rebel-held areas from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan, although Syria has warned it deems such deliveries an attack.

The unanimously adopted resolution establishes for 180 days a monitoring mechanism for the loading of aid convoys in neighboring countries, which will notify Syrian authorities of the "humanitarian nature of these relief consignments."

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