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UN Ready for Syria Aid Airdrops, Awaits OK From Damascus

The United Nations says it is ready to go ahead with airdrops of food, medicine and other assistance to areas of Syria that have a critical need for help, but is awaiting the Damascus government's permission before beginning the humanitarian effort. The World Food Program (WFP), a U.N. agency, said it is seeking Syria's approval for flights that would deliver supplies to 19 "besieged areas” of the war-torn country. Either helicopters or planes would be used for the airdrops,...

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