Syria: UN unable to deliver aid to regime-besieged areas

Six remaining places require government permission,' says UN special advisor

Syria: UN unable to deliver aid to regime-besieged areas

World Bulletin / News Desk

Although Syria's cessation of hostilities is in effect, the UN has still been waiting for permission from the Syrian regime to deliver humanitarian aid to six besieged towns, the UN said on Wednesday.

"Six remaining places require government permission," said Jan Egeland, special advisor to the United Nations special envoy for Syria.

Egeland was speaking following a meeting of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) Task Force in Geneva.

He said that so far the UN has reached 10 besieged towns in Syria to deliver humanitarian aid following the cessation of hostilities.

Other than the remaining six areas besieged by the Syrian regime, the UN could not reach Deir ez-Zor, which is under siege by ISIL.

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