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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Syria rejects Kuwaiti aid convoy to besieged Daraa

Al Masry al Youm reports that Syria rejected the idea of humanitarian aid being sent to the besieged city of Daraa.

Kuwaiti organizations had been organizing a convoy to be sent to Syria to help the citizens of Daraa, which has been under siege without access to basic food and medicine for weeks by Syrian security.

The Syrian embassy in Kuwait issued a statement saying that "the convoy has nothing to do with any humanitarian situation, but has a special-purpose, and those who stand behind that purpose are well-known....The convoy is unjustified, because the food and other materials are available to all citizens, including residents of Daraa."

No one seems to be noting the irony.