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Syria cross border aid Ahead of vote on aid to Syria through Turkey, UN Secretary General seeks longer extension

The Syrian government has opposed the cross-border aid through the Turkish border claiming it violates its sovereignty and is used by anti-government forces to transfer arms. Instead, it wants the aid to flow through the government machinery

UN Security Council agrees to extend aid to rebel-held regions of Syria for six months

The decision was a compromise after an earlier resolution to continue support for the rebel-held areas for a full year was vetoed by Russia. The Syrian government and Russia have said the supply violates the country’s sovereignty