Russia Delivers Over 21 Tonnes of Humanitarian Aid to Syria-Military

Posted: August 2, 2016 in Uncategorized
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Russia delivered more than 21 metric tons of humanitarian aid to Syria’s provinces of Aleppo, Hama and Homs as well as the city of Deir Ez-Zor besieged by terrorists, a daily bulletin published on the Russian Defense Ministry website said on Monday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups. On February 27, a US-Russia brokered ceasefire came into force in Syria. Terrorist groups such as Daesh, as well as Jabhat Fatah al Sham (previously known as the al-Nusra Front), both outlawed in Russia and a range of other states, are not part of the deal.

“Low-income families of al-Bustan (Hama province) have received humanitarian cargos with flour, rice, canned products. Pupils of Shagit Ammar Khalil School (Latakia province) have received teaching kits. Mi-8 helicopter has dropped humanitarian cargos (6,500 food kits) in the regions of the Aleppo city controlled by armed formations,” the bulletin said.

The Russian Defense Ministry also said that an aircraft of the Abakan Air, Russian aviation company, delivered 21 metric tons of humanitarian aid to Deir ez-Zor.

“Aircraft of the Abakan Air, Russian aviation company, has dropped 21 tons of UN humanitarian cargos with corns and tomato paste on Deir ez-Zor, which had been besieged by ISIS [Daesh] terrorists,” the bulletin said.

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