First U.N. aid trucks cross from Turkey to Syria

by Reuters
Thursday, 20 March 2014 14:30 GMT

NUSAYBIN, Turkey, March 20 (Reuters) - Several U.N. aid trucks crossed the Turkish border into Syria for the first time on Thursday, a Reuters witness said, a step which aid officials hope will pave the way for greater humanitarian access to the country's most desperate areas.

The trucks, mostly from the U.N. World Food Programme, crossed at the Nusaybin border post and were destined for the Kurdish city of Qamishli in Syria, officials said.

(Reporting by Umit Bektas and Dasha Afanasieva in Gaziantep; Editing by Nick Tattersall and Alison Williams)

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