A boy stands as an aid convoy of Syrian Arab Red Crescent drives through the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria March 5, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
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Aid trucks reached Syria's Eastern Ghouta region Monday for the first time since the start of one of the war's deadliest assaults, but the government stripped some medical supplies from the convoy and pressed on with its air and ground assault.The United Nations says 400,000 people are trapped inside the besieged enclave, and were already running out of food and medical supplies before the assault began with intense airstrikes two weeks ago.The activist-run Ghouta Media Center says government strikes have killed 24 civilians in Hammourieh and another 10 in Harasta.Monday's 46-truck convoy carrying aid was the first to reach the besieged area since Feb. 14 and only the second since the start of 2018 .The United Nations says Syria has agreed to allow in the rest of the food for the full 70,000 in a second convoy in three days.
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