VIDEO: Aleppo Aid Trucks Stuck at Turkey Border as Syria Ceasefire Expires

Mon Sep 19, 2016 17:26:59

A 20-truck aid convoy destined for eastern Aleppo with enough supplies to feed tens of thousands was still stuck at a Turkish border crossing on Monday (September 19) hours after a seven-day ceasefire in Syria expired.

The UN said it was frustrated that the aid had still not passed into Syria from Turkey, adding that it had not received necessary permissions and safety guarantees.

The aid has been sitting at the border in a controlled customs area for a week.

A seven-day ceasefire declared by the Syrian army expired at midnight, with no announcement of its extension on Monday.

Up to 275,000 people remain trapped in eastern Aleppo without food, water, proper shelter or medical care, the U.N. said.

The 20-truck convoy would have been the first of two that would have carried flour and other food supplies, enough to feed some 185,000 people for one month.

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