Aid convoy to Syria's besieged Daraya refused entry: Red Cross
May 12, 2016  23:28
An aid convoy was refused entry to Syria's Daraya today, the Red Cross said, dashing hopes for the first such delivery since regime forces began a siege of the rebel-held town in 2012.
"Sadly our aid convoy with UN and Syria Red Crescent was refused entry to Daraya, despite being given prior clearance from all sides," the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Twitter.
"We urge the responsible authorities to grant us access to Daraya, so we can return with desperately-needed food & medicines" outside the capital Damascus, it said.

ICRC's Syria chief Marianne Gasser, who was part of the convoy, described the refusal of access as tragic. 
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