AFP/File / Amer Almohibany Smoke billows following reported air strikes by Syrian government forces in the eastern Ghouta region, a rebel stronghold east of the capital Damascus, on February 17, 2016
AFP/File / Amer Almohibany Smoke billows following reported air strikes by Syrian government forces in the eastern Ghouta region, a rebel stronghold east of the capital Damascus, on February 17, 2016

A humanitarian aid convoy, organized partially by the UN, is heading to an area near the capital Damascus for the first time since the bombing of a convoy near Aleppo this week, killing 21 people and forcing a halt to deliveries.

According to an aid worker with knowledge of the matter, the food and medicine should be delivered before nightfall to a hard-to-reach area which lacks many basic supplies.

Aid workers are being cautious about releasing information after the convoy was hit on Monday night. UN and US officials blame Russia and the Syrian government for the strike and say both parties knew the route and locations of the 31-truck convoy.

GNA/NewsGhana.com.gh

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