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GENEVA (Reuters) - An aid convoy of nine trucks carrying food, health and nutrition supplies for 7,200 people reached the besieged rebel-held Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday, the United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent said on Twitter.

The convoy is the first since late November to Eastern Ghouta, where almost 400,000 civilians are under siege, and follows months of pleading by the United Nations for Syria's government to issue the necessary paperwork and for a ceasefire.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; editing by Stephanie Nebehay)

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