"A convoy with humanitarian aid has arrived in the besieged cities of Foah and Kafraya near Idlib, occupied by armed militants. A second convoy has started to move toward the city of Madaya," the source said.
RT journalists on the scene also report that the first convoys carrying water and food supplies have finally reached Madaya.
Another fully loadef #syria govt food aid truck going in to #madaya. Looks like rice or flour. pic.twitter.com/d9sKC7Nn9z— Murad Gazdiev (@MuradoRT) 11 января 2016
According to RT's Murat Gadziev, a total of 39 trucks carrying humanitarian aid are expected to arrive in the city.
Just passed by first aid trucks bound for #madaya. Water&flour. Judging by lack of markings, this is #syria govt aid pic.twitter.com/OKiHhnW2iJ— Murad Gazdiev (@MuradoRT) 11 января 2016
Local residents said that rebels are charging them $250 for a kilogram of rice, RT reports.
It's worse than the rumours: #madaya civilians say rebels charged 100,000 SP ($250) for kilogram of rice pic.twitter.com/HhvQ6Inbg4— Murad Gazdiev (@MuradoRT) 11 января 2016
Since 2011, Syria has been in a state of a civil war, as government forces has been fighting against opposition groups, as well as extremists operating in the country.
In December, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution outlining a peace process for Syria. The resolution supported a ceasefire in Syria and called on all parties to the Syrian conflict to allow humanitarian agencies to deliver aid to those in need.