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  5/4/2014, Iyar 4, 5774

Assad Urges Cooperation with Aid Organizations

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Saturday urged government bodies tasked with providing relief in war-torn Syria to increase "cooperation" with international and local organizations, state television reported, according to AFP.

His statement came after UN chief Ban Ki-moon issued a report saying that foreign aid was still not reaching millions of needy Syrians despite a Security Council resolution in February calling for greater access.