First aid convoy since 2012 enters besieged Daraya, near Damascus

A humanitarian aid convoy has entered the besieged area of Daraya, outside the Syrian capital Damascus, for the first time since 2012, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday.

"We've just entered the city," the ICRC said in a tweet. Fadi, an activist in the area, told dpa the convoy contained "no food supplies, only medical and school kits."

A previous aid convoy this month was turned back by the government, the United Nations and Red Cross said.

Daraya has been under a government-imposed siege since November 2012.

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