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UN could start using helicopters for Syria aid drops

An aid convoy enters the rebel-held Syrian town of Daraya, southwest of the capital DamascusHelicopters could be used to deliver aid to besieged areas of Syria, the UN said, on the eve of an emergency meeting of the Security Council about the issue. Humanitarian access in Syria has been a key sticking point in stalled UN-backed peace talks aimed at ending the five-year war that has killed at least 280,000 people and displaced millions. United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said helicopters would have to be used to carry aid to 15 of 19 besieged areas that include densely populated towns.

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