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Thread started 03/09/18 12:41pm

morningsong

Poor Damascus

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.N. convoy carrying desperately needed food and medicine to besieged civilians entered the war-ravaged eastern suburbs of Damascus on Monday, but aid agencies said Syrian authorities blocked the delivery of some of the health supplies, including trauma and surgical kits and insulin.

The shipment was the first to enter eastern Ghouta since Russia instituted what it called daily "humanitarian pauses" in the fighting a week ago. It also was the first time in weeks that any aid has been allowed in amid a crippling siege and a government assault that has killed hundreds of people in the past month.

Despite the truce, at least 50 civilians were killed Monday in airstrikes and shelling, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group. The activist-run Ghouta Media Center said 24 people were killed in Hammouriyeh and another 10 in Harasta, both towns in eastern Ghouta.

The U.N.'s humanitarian office said the 46-truck convoy of health and nutrition supplies, along with food for 27,500 people, entered Douma — the largest town in eastern Ghouta — around midday.

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Reply #1 posted 03/10/18 12:45pm

NorthC

Poor Damascus allright... What can I say about it? So much horror there... But people seem to think that the latest tweet of a guy named Donald (and he's not a Duck although his temper is very much the same) is more interesting. But what can we really do about Ghouta? Nothing! Maybe that's why it's more satisfying to go all apeshit about a boy wearing a sweater wink or an idiot in the White House... Because then we won't have to worry about real problems that we really can't do anything about. And in the mean time, Assad and Putin who don't give a shit about human lives are getting stronger...
I may disagree with everything you say, but I will defend your right to say it.
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Reply #2 posted 03/10/18 12:50pm

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The White Helmets are liars.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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