HATAY, Turkey

The UN on Wednesday dispatched 61 truckloads of humanitarian aid materials to Syria’s northwestern Idlib province.

The aid trucks crossed into the Syrian territory through Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey’s Hatay province.

The aid material will be distributed among needy people living in Idlib and nearby rural areas, according to authorities.

Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.

Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia. The area has been the subject of multiple cease-fire understandings, which have frequently been violated by the Syrian regime and its allies.​​​​​​​

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