The head of a Syrian opposition-run rescue group has denounced a United Nations decision to seek authorisation from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the delivery of aid to earthquake-stricken northwestern Syria through additional border crossings with Turkey, saying it allowed him to score a “political gain”.
“This is shocking and we are at loss at how the UN is behaving,” Raed al-Saleh, head of the White Helmets, told the Reuters news agency on Tuesday.
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