A Syrian Kurdish youth attends a rally on Jan. 16, 2017, in the northeastern city of Qamishli.
/ AFP / DELIL SOULEIMAN
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The United Nations is testing a new road route to deliver aid to the Syrian city of Qamishli, and also has provisional approval from the Syrian government for supplies to cross the border from Turkey, according to minutes of a logistics meeting published on Monday.Minutes of a meeting of U.N. aid agencies in Damascus on March 16, including representatives of WFP and the U.N. humanitarian agency UNHCR, suggested aid convoys could soon take advantage of the new land route.Syria's Foreign Ministry had told the chief U.N. humanitarian official in the country that Syria's government was ready to approve use of the crossing, provided that approval is also obtained from the Turkish Government, the minutes said.
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