Lebanese army soldiers stand beside an aid truck that had been denied entry to Arsal by residents of nearby town Labwe, in eastern Bekaa Valley August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Shalha
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A humanitarian aid convoy traveling to Arsal from the central Bekaa Valley was prevented from reaching its destination by residents of Labweh.The aid organization Ighatheyya (Relief), which coordinates care for Syrian refugees across Lebanon, organized the passage of 12 trucks to Arsal with the Lebanese Army.The convoy, which was carrying bread, water and medical supplies, left the Bekaa Valley town of Taalabaya around noon Wednesday. When the trucks reached Labweh, just 7 kilometers from Arsal, they were stopped by residents of the town.The mayor of Labweh, Ramez Amhaz, told reporters that residents had blocked the aid convoy because they were suspicious of its destination.
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