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U.N. reauthorizes Turkish aid route into Syria's rebel-held northwest

The border crossing allows the United Nations and other humanitarian organizations to provide food, medicine and other basic items to the 4.1 million mainly displaced inhabitants of Syria's northwest Idlib province.

A Turkish border crossing will remain the only authorized humanitarian aid route into Syria
A Turkish border crossing will remain the only authorized humanitarian aid route into Syria (AN/Hosien Azour/Unsplash)

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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