A Syrian government official is trying to reassure residents of the government-held section of the city of Aleppo that consumer items will still be delivered to them despite a rebel offensive that cut a government route to the city over the weekend.

Governor Mohammad Olabi said on Monday that at least 10 fuel tankers were able to reach the government side of the city. He says consumer items would continue to be delivered to meet the residents' needs.

A military officer says that trucks with food also entered the city, divided between government and rebel control, earlier in the day. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to talk to reporters.

A rebel advance on Sunday sparked fears Aleppo's government side could come under siege.