March 3, 2020 / 1:40 PM / a month ago

U.S. sending $108 million in aid to Syria, supports additional border crossing: State Dept

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will send $108 million in humanitarian aid to the people of Syria, State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said on Tuesday.

The United States also strongly supports the recommendation to open an additional border crossing between Syria and Turkey at Tal Abyad to deliver aid and medicine made by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Ortagus said.

Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Susan Heavey; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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