The U.N. Security Council agreed to another six-month entension for cross-border humanitarian aid deliveries to more than 4 million Syrians in the rebel-held northwest.
The unanimous vote by the 15-nation council on Monday to approve a resolution co-sponsored by Brazil and Switzerland means aid deliveries can continue until July 10 through the Bab al-Hawa border crossing from Turkey and northern Syria.
The border crossing – which allows the United Nations and other humanitarian organizations to provide food, medicine and other basic items to 4.1 million mainly displaced inhabitants of Syria's northwest Idlib province – briefly shut down at midnight on Sunday when its authorization expired.
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