Aid workers Monday began carrying out the first delivery of humanitarian assistance to Syrians since a landmark truce came into effect at the weekend, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent said.

 

The Red Crescent said that 10 trucks of aid including blankets and hygiene supplies provided by the United Nations had entered the besieged rebel-held town of Moadamiyet al-Sham southwest of Damascus.

 

Red Crescent official Muhannad al-Asadi said it was “the first delivery since the beginning of the truce” and that another 41 trucks were set to enter the town Monday.

 

The trucks were carrying sanitary pads, soap, laundry detergent and blankets provided by the United Nations’ refugee and child agencies, he said.

 

 

 

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