The United Nations has re-started aid supplies in
Syria as a convoy travelled to a besieged district
of rural Damascus.
Aid operations had been halted so security could
be reviewed in the wake of Monday’s deadly attack
on a Red Cross convoy, which the US believes
was carried out by Russian jets.
The UN has now delivered medical supplies to the
rebel-held suburb of Moadamiya in the capital and
hopes to travel to Aleppo and other parts of Syria
in the near future.
Meanwhile, rebel areas of Aleppo have suffered
their most intense airstrikes in months, according
The aftermath of an airstrike on the rebel held al
Qaterji neighbourhood of Aleppo on Wednesday
The developments come ahead of a meeting of the
International Syria Support Group, chaired by the
US and Russia and made up of about 20 countries
involved in the conflict.
Key players in the civil war will resume diplomatic
efforts in New York later to save the troubled
ceasefire deal and plot a path towards ending the
five-year civil war.
Kerry demands Syria aircraft grounded as UN
On Wednesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry
and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov blamed
each other at the United Nations for violating the
Mr Kerry called for Russian and Syrian government
aircraft to be grounded in parts of the country
so the deal can be extended.
He wants the warplanes to halt flights over aid
routes, while Mr Lavrov suggested a possible
three-day pause in fighting to get the truce back