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Tfail receives second aid convoy

General Security members check the identity of motorists heading to the village of Tfail, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)

BEIRUT: The Lebanese border town of Tfail received Thursday an aid convoy carrying packages of food, household supplies and medicines.

The aid convoy, the second of its kind, was delivered to the town located on the eastern mountain range amid heavy security measures.

A delegation from Lebanon’s top Sunni body, Dar al-Fatwa, was able to pass through an unpaved, mountainous road east of the Baalbek town of Brital with nine aid-loaded trucks and arrived in Tfail in the afternoon. The delegation was accompanied by members from Lebanon's various security agencies.

The first convoy arrived to Tfail in April. The town has become isolated from Lebanon due to the war in Syria and was previously subject to intense cross-border shelling.

Tfail hosts around 3,000 Lebanese and an estimated 5,000 Syrian refugees, all lacking basic supplies.

 

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