Residents of the besieged Syrian town of Madaya wait for the arrival of an aid convoy, on January 11, 2016
Residents of the besieged Syrian town of Madaya wait for the arrival of an aid convoy, on January 11, 2016 © - - AFP/File
Residents of the besieged Syrian town of Madaya wait for the arrival of an aid convoy, on January 11, 2016
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Last updated: January 14, 2016

New aid convoy heads to besieged Syrian town

Banner Icon A convoy of about 50 aid trucks left Damascus on Thursday for the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, according to an AFP journalist.

The trucks contain flour, medical aid and hygiene products for residents of Madaya, where more than two dozen people have reportedly starved to death since December.

A spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross confirmed that the convoy had left the Syrian capital.

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