A convoy of 41 truckloads of humanitarian aid entered on Sunday into the rebel-held city of Rastan in the central province of Homs, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said.

The aid includes food, medical supplies and blankets for almost 110,000 people in the city, said the ICRC.

It added that the delivery is a result of a joint operation between the ICRC, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the UN.

The Rastan and the city of Talbiseh are two cities still held by the rebels in the countryside of Homs.

Due to the conflict in that area, the infra-structure of al-Rastan has been largely destroyed, with opposition activists calling on the humanitarian organizations to help in securing diesel to operate the main water station in the city.

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The activists complained of the four-year siege by the government forces on the city. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh


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