For 2nd day, Jordan sends aid to Syrians at its shut border

July 01, 2018 - 10:43 am

JABIR AS SIRHAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan has delivered aid for the second day running to displaced Syrians at its border in a unilateral compromise as Amman keeps a key crossing sealed.

Jordanian army trucks streamed slowly to the Jabir border crossing in northern Jordan on Saturday, carrying tents and medical supplies.

Two ambulances carrying injured Syrians crossed into Jordan.

Tens of thousands of Syrians are stranded at the border with Jordan as Syrian government forces, backed by Russia, stepped up their offensive to retake the southern city of Daraa, one of the last rebel-held areas in Syria.

Aid and rights groups have warned of a looming humanitarian crisis as the displaced are unable to enter Jordan or return to Daraa, with inadequate shelter and supplies.

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