BEIRUT – The Latest on developments in Syria, where a cease-fire brokered by the U.S. and Russia has come into effect (all times local):
A pair of trucks from Turkey has delivered food and children's toys to the northern Syrian town of Jarablus.
The aid arrived Wednesday, the third day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday. It includes around 25 tons of flour, rice and pasta.
The aid shipment, organized by the youth wing of Turkey's ruling AKP party, became possible after Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ousted Islamic State group fighters from the town last month.
Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency says the Turkish Red Crescent on Tuesday distributed meat from animals sacrificed for Eid al-Adha to 4,500 households in Jarablus.
A U.S.-Russia brokered cease-fire in Syria came into effect Monday.
Russia is urging Syrian rebels to separate themselves from 'terrorists' to ensure that the Russia-U.S.-brokered cease-fire continues to hold in Syria, where a relative calm has prevailed since the truce went into effect two days ago.
A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Kremlin is hopeful that the truce deal "will create the necessary environment for political settlement."
Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday that the Kremlin welcomes the cease-fire but that the key thing now is to make sure moderate opposition groups are separated from the "terrorists" — a reference to militant groups such as Syria's al-Qaida affiliate.
Peskov said that's the "key task, without which further progress can hardly be possible."
Russia launched its operation in Syria last year to support ally President Bashar Assad's forces.