Rebels Block Earthquake Aid In Syria Because It Comes From Assad Controlled Areas

Rebels have been blocking aid for the earthquake because it comes from areas controlled by the Assad government, as we read in Reuters:

A convoy from the Kurdish-led northeast destined for an area in the northwest held by Turkey-backed rebel factions – enemies that have fought numerous bouts of conflict during the civil war – was turned back on Thursday.

Sources on both sides traded blame for why the convoy didn’t cross, accusing each other of trying to politicise aid.
On Sunday a U.N. spokesperson said aid from government-held Syria into an area controlled mostly by a hardline Islamist group was held up by “approval issues”.

A source from the group, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, said it would not allow shipments from government-held areas.