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    Damascus Does Everything to Allow Passage of Humanitarian Aid Into East Aleppo

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    Syrian authorities have done everything in their power to allow the passage of humanitarian aid into Aleppo's rebel-held east, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

    ALEPPO (Sputnik) — The government continues to facilitate humanitarian aid access to all parts of Syria in need of assistance, Aleppo included, the statement added.

    "The Syrian government confirms that is has done everything possible to ease humanitarian convoy access to eastern Aleppo. Meanwhile, the convoy's security is not guaranteed as militants continue shelling the road which the convoy has to take," the ministry said in a statement.

    Humanitarian access, along with seven days of reduced violence, is a condition of the Syria ceasefire agreement announced last week by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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