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Residents of Damascus' suburb reject UN aid delivery

English.news.cn   2014-03-03 02:22:25

DAMASCUS, March 2 (Xinhua) -- The local reconciliation committee of the Mudamyieh suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus rejected on Sunday aid rations from the UN, prompting the UN convoys to withdraw without distributing the aid.

"The Mudamyieh suburb doesn't need aid and it is not besieged as they claim. Our situation is good and we don't need aid," Hasan Ghandour, a general coordinator of the reconciliations, told reporters at the entrance of Mudamyieh, a sprawling suburb in southwestern Damascus.

This area had been a main battlefield between the rebels and the Syrian army before reconciliation efforts succeeded three months ago, after which the government troops broke the siege and allowed people to freely go in and out of that troubled area.

Meanwhile, Ghandour noted that the humanitarian situation shouldn't be politicized, saying "we don't want anyone to trade in our blood or the blood of our martyrs. About 3,000 people were martyred here from both the residents of Mudamyieh and soldiers of the Syrian army."

The Syrian government said it has already made strides in restoring security and safety in several areas in the capital and its suburbs, enabling displaced families to return home.

It also slammed what it called the Western powers' goal to politicize the humanitarian situation in Syria to practice pressure on the Syrian government in order to obtain political gains.

Editor: yan
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