Terrorists Prevent Humanitarian Aid from Entering Besieged Towns

Red Cross and Syrian Red Crescent workers say they will "continue efforts" to reach the towns of Kefraya, Fua, Madaya and Zabadani after militants refused their entry

Terrorists from the Army of Conquest group have prevented a joint team of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) workers from entering the besieged towns of Fua and Kefraya.

“The joint team had to postpone the mission to Fua and Kefraya upon receipt of reports from armed groups that more time was needed to finalize security arrangements in areas under their control,” Reuters quoted the United Nations as saying in a joint statement with SARC and ICRC, adding that “they will continue efforts to reach the town”.

According to the statement, a third round of aid was delivered to the besieged towns of Fua and Kefraya on Monday in conjunction with the entry of humanitarian aid to Zabadani and Madaya in the Damascus countryside.

UN, ICRC and SARC teams on Monday delivered fuel to Madaya, Fua and Kefraya, and delivered food and medical supplies to Zabadani, the statement added.

During the past week, two humanitarian aid convoys of 39 trucks have entered Fua and Kefraya, while two humanitarian aid convoys of 90 trucks have entered Madaya under the supervision of the UN, ICRC and SARC.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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