Turkish humanitarian aid convoy headed to Syria

Published August 12th, 2016 - 08:16 GMT
An aid convoy from the Turkish Red Crescent departed from the Oncupinar border crossing into northern Syria. (AFP/File)
An aid convoy from the Turkish Red Crescent departed from the Oncupinar border crossing into northern Syria. (AFP/File)

The Turkish Red Crescent sent Thursday 10 trucks of humanitarian aid to Syria via the Oncupinar border crossing in the southern province of Kilis.

Food was allowed into Aleppo city earlier this week after a month-long siege was broken.

"The humanitarian aid consists of 75 percent food, 15 percent medical material and 10 percent non-food humanitarian aid," Red Crescent coordinator Hakan Sari told Anadolu Agency in Kilis.

Since the war, more than 250,000 people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to the UN, which stopped counting two years ago.

By Izmet Mazi, Ridvan Korkulutas, and Fatma Bulbul


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