Ghouta aid convoy postponed amid chemical attack fears

Ghouta aid convoy postponed amid chemical attack fears
 

An aid convoy planned to bring assistance to besieged civilians in eastern Ghouta has been postponed, as monitors said a suspected chemical attack had hit the Syrian rebel enclave amid heavy fighting.
“The convoy for today is postponed as the situation is evolving on the ground, which doesn’t allow us to carry out the operation in such conditions,” Ingy Sedky, a spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross, said.
The joint convoy between the ICRC, UN and Syrian Arab Red Crescent was expected to deliver aid to the main town of Douma on Thursday.
The trucks were instead parked... read more

 
8 March 2018 in World News, Views: 28
Source: Guardian
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