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Aid convoy reaches Syria's rebel-held Ghouta

AMMAN, Jordan - Desperately needed aid entered a battered rebel enclave near Syria's capital on Monday, the first time supplies have been delivered there since mid-February, even as government troops continued their all-out offensive to rout opposition fighters in the area.

According to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, a 46-truck joint-aid convoy bearing food baskets as well as medical and nutritional supplies lumbered into Duma, the de facto capital of the rebel-held enclave of east Ghouta, about seven miles northeast of central Damascus.

In a statement released

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