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The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to extend an enforced aid delivery through four border crossings to Syria


The resolution, tabled by Australia, Jordan and Luxembourg was passed at the 15-member UN Security Council on Wednesday.

The resolution extends until January 10, 2016, the authorization for UN agencies to deliver aid without the approval of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The deliveries would be passed through four border crossings: two in Turkey, one in Iraq and one in Jordan.

Reacting to the resolution, Syria’s Ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Ja’afari accused some of his colleagues at the UN of fabricating lies about the lack of cooperation on the part of the Syrian government with aid efforts.

Senior Syrian officials have rejected the UN motion, saying any effort to deliver humanitarian aid to refugees should be coordinated with Damascus. They also say the move sponsored by the Security Council violates Syria’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Political analysts say the sole purpose of the initiative is to use the UN auspices for the delivery of logistical backing to militants operating in the country.





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