Russia Delivers Over 5 Tonnes of Humanitarian Aid to Syria

Russia Delivers Over 5 Tonnes of Humanitarian Aid to Syria
Sat Dec 3, 2016 16:18:00

Russia has delivered more than 5 metric tons of humanitarian aid to the Syrian provinces of Aleppo and Damascus, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website on Friday.

"Within last 24 hours, two humanitarian events have been held, in course of which civilians had received aid: in the Hananu 3 area of the Aleppo city and al-Mahalej camp for refugees in the Aleppo province – about 4 tons; in the Seid Naya area in the Damascus province – about 1 ton,” the bulletin said adding that points with hot meal and necessities continued their work for civilians fleeing parts of Aleppo controlled by various armed groups; Sputnik reported.

On Wednesday, Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that the United States, the United Kingdom, France and the United Nations had not yet offered humanitarian relief to 90,000 Aleppo citizens, liberated from militants two days ago.

Syria's civil war between government forces and a wide range of insurgents, including opposition groups and terrorists, such as Islamic State (ISIL, also known as Daesh) and Jabhat Fatah al Sham (also known as al-Nusra Front, or Jabhat al-Nusra), both outlawed in Russia, has raged for some five years and has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.


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