Aid convoy to Syria's besieged Daraya refused entry

Opposition forces (R) escort a convoy of aid vehicles heading to the government-held Shiite towns of Fuaa and Kafraya in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, on April 30, 2016An aid convoy was refused entry to Syria’s Daraya Thursday, the Red Cross said, dashing hopes for the first such delivery since regime forces began a siege of the rebel-held town in 2012. Further north in the province of Idlib, unidentified aircraft carried out more than 60 raids targeting a military airport controlled by Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate, killing 16 jihadists from Al-Nusra Front and allied fighters, a monitor said. A truce in Syria’s battleground city Aleppo expired, meanwhile, with no new last-minute prolongation after it had been extended twice through last-minute intervention by Moscow and Washington.

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