Aid convoy enters Syria’s besieged E. Ghouta – UN

A convoy carrying food and medical aid entered Syria’s rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, the UN said – a rare humanitarian delivery to one of the last remaining rebel strongholds. It is also part of one of four ‘de-escalation zones’ across the country. The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs tweeted that the joint convoy had entered Nashabieh in East Ghouta “to deliver food, health and nutrition items for 7,200 people in need.” The implementation of the zone, agreed earlier this year between government allies Russia and Iran, and rebel backer Turkey, initially reduced the violence in Eastern Ghouta, AFP said.