ANTALYA, Turkiye 

Turkish humanitarian organization Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) has sent a truck-load of winter aid to northwestern Syria, the charity announced on Tuesday.​​​​​​​ 

As part of a campaign launched by the Istanbul-based IHH for Syrians in need, 2,500 blankets, 3,000 boots, and coats collected in Antalya province of southern Turkiye were sent to Idlib province in Syria.

The head of the foundation’s Antalya branch, Mehmet Yildirim, told Anadolu Agency that it had been organizing aid campaigns for those in need since the early stages of the civil war in Syria.

“Since the beginning of the war in 2011, IHH has been organizing such aid campaigns in the winter,” he said.

He went on to say: “As the Antalya branch, we’ve sent 206 trucks of aid to Syria, so far.”

Yildirim said the donations in the latest shipment would be delivered to the IHH coordination center in Idlib.

Syria has been embroiled in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.

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