U.N. says first aid convoy enters Syria without government consent

UNITED NATIONS Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:19pm EDT

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday the first humanitarian aid convoy had entered Syria from Turkey without Syrian government consent and under the authorization of a new U.N. Security Council resolution.

"A convoy of nine trucks crossed into Syria today from the Turkish crossing at Bab al-Salam, carrying U.N. food, shelter, water purification and sanitation supplies," said Amanda Pitt, spokeswoman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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