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Aid lorries bound for Aleppo stuck in no-man's land

Eastern Aleppo is held by anti-government forces. Credit: Reuters

Around 40 lorries carrying aid for the Aleppo are stuck in no-man's land in Syria, waiting for permission to travel onward as disagreements between warring sides delay their efforts on the third day of the ceasefire.

The two convoys are carrying mainly food and are currently 25 miles from Aleppo.

David Swanson, a spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) added that another 20 trucks were waiting at the border between Syria and Turkey, "ready to go".

He added that disagreements between the warring sides were blocking aid getting into opposition-held eastern Aleppo.

The Syrian government has said it will reject any aid deliveries to Aleppo which are not coordinated through itself and the UN, particularly from Turkey, which has backed the rebels fighting President Bashar Assad.

Aleppo was the biggest city in Syria before the civil war broke out in 2011. It is now divided with its rebel-held area besieged by government forces.

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At least 30 children taken to same hospital as Omran

The image of Omran Daqneesh shocked the world. Credit: AMC

Just 24 hours after pictures of little Omran Daqneesh injured by an air strike in Syria shocked the world, more than 30 other injured children have been admitted into the same hospital.

Out of the 30 children admitted into the hospital in Aleppo, two have died, ITV News understands.

Omran was released from hospital on Wednesday and his brother Ali has since been discharged, doctors confirmed.

Injured children lay in Aleppo home as hospital is full

The scene in one room of a home in Aleppo exemplifies what aid agencies and doctors are warning: More than a third of those injured in Syria's war are children.

Urgent specialist care for injuries caused by aerial bombardment is needed but it is not possible to get patients out of Aleppo to get the treatment they need in hospitals

The Foreign Office tonight backed calls for an urgent ceasefire to get desperately needed aid to children and civilians in Aleppo. ITV News correspondent Emma Murphy reports on the latest developments.

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