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GENEVA (Reuters) - An international aid convoy reached the Syrian government-besieged town of Daraya overnight, delivering food supplies for the first time since 2012, a U.N. spokesman said on Friday.

Trucks from the U.N. and Syrian Arab Red Crescent brought a month's supply of food for 2,400 people as well as health and hygiene items for the entire estimated population of 4,000 in the rebel-held town near Damascus, spokesman Jens Laerke said.

"It was quite a feat," Laerke told a news briefing, adding it was "the first time in years" that the world body had delivered food to Daraya, where malnutrition has been reported.

(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Gareth Jones)


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