Nearly 10,000 people in the rebel-held town of Harasta will make use of basic supplies after aid convoys of the International Committee of the Red Cross made it into the besieged town for the first time in four years.
— ICRC Syria (@ICRC_sy) May 18, 2016
Relief convoys carrying food, medicine and essential supplies entered Harasta from the adjacent government-controlled Assad Suburb just on the side of the road.
ICRC has been providing civilians in trapped towns and villages with humanitarian aid.
In January, aid convoys reached four besieged towns in western Damascus and Idlib province after a tentative truce was brokered.
Harasta, a key bastion of the Saudi-backed Jaish al-Islam, has been caught in bloody infighting among different Islamist groups, where dozens have been killed and hundreds displaced.
International organizations hope for a firmer and more comprehensive truce deals across the war-torn country to guarantee a safe access into war zones.