A UN agency said it was airlifting aid materials to a war-ravaged area in Syria where violence has largely prevented ground transportation of supplies, AFP reported.

The UN World Food Program (WFP) "started airlifting on Tuesday enough food to feed close to 30,000 displaced people for a month from Iraq to Qamishli in northeast Syria," said agency spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs.

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In December, the sole operation to airlift supplies to Syria flew in humanitarian aid to region for more than 60,000 people.

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