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UN Approves Limited Aid to Syria’s Northwest After Vetoes

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The United Nations Security Council approved a resolution authorizing the renewal of one checkpoint for aid delivery to Syria after attempts this month to keep two cross-border entry points open were blocked by Russia and China.

Saturday’s resolution, drafted by Germany and Belgium, authorizes the delivery of humanitarian aid from Turkey into Syria’s rebel-held northwest for 12 months. It passed with 12 votes in favor and abstentions by Russia, China and the Dominican Republic.

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