Russia Delivers 20 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Syria's Deir ez-Zor

Russia Delivers 20 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Syria's Deir ez-Zor
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:37:25

Syria has received 20 tons of relief aid from Russia in Deir ez-Zor and will send several dozen more tons of food in the nearest future for this part of the war torn country.

Russia has delivered more than 20 tons of humanitarian aid to the Syrian city of Deir ez Zor.

The terrorist-besieged Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor has received over 20 metric tons of humanitarian aid from Russia, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday.

"Parachute platforms with a total…of more than 20 tons landed in the besieged areas. During the delivery of food, a Syrian Air Force plane was accompanied by the Su-30 fighters of the Russian Aerospace Forces," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said it has plans to drop several dozen more tons of food on Deir ez-Zor in the nearest future.

Syria has been mired in civil war since March 2011, with government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups, such as Daesh, which is outlawed in many countries, including Russia. Deir ez-Zor has been surrounded by the militants since 2014; Sputnik reported.


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