U.N. Convoys Deliver Humanitarian Aid To 5 Besieged Syrian Towns

New York Times: Aid Deliveries Begin to 5 Besieged Syrian Towns
“More than 100 trucks laden with emergency food and medicine began deliveries on Wednesday to tens of thousands of desperate Syrians in five locations besieged for months by the civil war, United Nations officials and relief workers reported…” (Cumming-Bruce/Gladstone, 2/17).

U.N. News Centre: Life-saving humanitarian aid reaches five besieged towns in Syria — U.N.
“As United Nations relief wing convoys reached five besieged towns in Syria with aid [Wednesday], the Office of the U.N. Special Envoy for the country announced that a task force will meet for a second time [Thursday] to discuss humanitarian access issues…” (2/17).

Wall Street Journal: U.N. Delivers Aid in Syria
“…The bulk of 100 trucks carrying food and medical supplies delivered the aid to the opposition-held Damascus suburbs of Madaya and Moadhamiya. The pro-regime Shiite villages of Fouah and Kafraya in the northern province of Idlib, which are encircled mainly by Islamist rebel groups including the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, also received humanitarian relief…” (Dagher, 2/17).