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Syria takes control of key border crossing for U.N. aid deliveries

The border crossing is essential for more than 4 million uprooted people in Syria who depend on humanitarian aid.

Millions of Syrians depend on international humanitarian aid. (AN/Hosien Azour/Unsplash)

Syria authorized the United Nations to use a key border crossing for humanitarian aid from Turkey on condition that all deliveries are coordinated with Damascus.

Syria’s U.N. Ambassador Bassam Sabbagh announced on Thursday that his government would grant permission for the U.N. and its agencies to deliver aid in rebel-held Syrian territory using the Bab al-Hawa border crossing from Turkey.

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