HATAY, Turkey 

The United Nations on Wednesday dispatched a total of 48 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Idlib, a northwestern Syrian province where millions of people are in desperate need of help.

Trucks entered the city through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey’s southern Hatay province, bordering Idlib.

The supplies will be distributed to people struggling to live in Idlib and nearby rural areas.

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

Hundreds of thousands of people have since been killed and more than 10 million others

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