Palestinian children attend a rally in solidarity with Palestinian refugees in the Yarmouk refugee camp located in the suburbs of the Syrian capital of Damascus, in Gaza City, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
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The Syrian government allowed supplies to enter two contested front-line areas near the capital, a relief official said Thursday.Activists said the death toll from two weeks of infighting in the north between rebel forces and an al-Qaida-linked group climbed to more than 1,000 people. That agreement was announced Tuesday in Paris by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who together are working to ease the bloody strife that has engulfed Syria since an uprising there began nearly three years ago.Earlier, U.N. Resident Coordinator Tareq al-Kurdi said U.N. organizations operating in Syria would start delivering urgent humanitarian aid to al-Ghezlaniya and Jdaidet al-Shibani.Thursday, an activist group said that two weeks of fighting between an al-Qaida-linked group and other rebel forces in Syria has killed more than 1,000 people.The fighting pitting the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and other groups is the most serious among rebel forces since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011 .
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