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International aid convoys have reached two Syrian rebel-held towns near Damascus, marking the first delivery of food supplies to Daraya since 2012, after the government granted permission for the trips, the U.N. said Friday.Any sense of relief inside Daraya was short-lived, however, because the food supplies would not last a month and the U.N. had underestimated the number of people living there at present, the local council and an activist group reported.U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura, speaking to reporters Thursday, said President Bashar Assad's government had approved U.N. land convoys to 15 of 17 government-besieged areas in June.The council says the population of Daraya is over 8,000, – more than double the U.N. estimates.
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