UN makes first aid air drop in Syria

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Syrian crisis: UN first air drop delivers aid to Deir al-Zour

Image caption More than 480,000 Syrians are living in besieged areas in Syria, the UN says

The UN says it has carried out its first air drop of aid in Syria to help civilians in an eastern city besieged by Islamic State (IS) militants.

UN aid chief Stephen O"Brien told the Security Council that the plane dropped 21 tonnes of humanitarian items on a government-held part of Deir al-Zour.

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