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    Syria to Refuse All Humanitarian Aid Not Coordinated With UN

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    Damascus will refuse any humanitarian assistance, especially from Turkey, without the coordination with the Syrian Government and the United Nations, according to an official Syrian Foreign Ministry source.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Syrian government will refuse any humanitarian assistance, especially from Turkey, if it is not coordinated with it and the United Nations, local media reported Tuesday.

    Earlier in the day, media reported that a Turkish humanitarian convoy of 20 trucks crossed the Syrian border and was heading to Aleppo.

    "Following announcements made by the Turkish regime on its willingness to send substances it describes as humanitarian aid to Aleppo, Syria announces its refusal to allow such substances to enter from any party, especially if it was from the Turkish regime without the coordination with the Syrian Government and the United Nations," an official Syrian Foreign Ministry source told the SANA news agency.

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