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Russian Airline Delivers 18 Tonnes of UN Aid to Syrian Deir Ez-Zor

© Ministry press service оброны Russian Federation / Go to the photo bankHumanitarian cargo loaded into a transport aircraft for the city of Deir ez-Zor
Humanitarian cargo loaded into a transport aircraft for the city of Deir ez-Zor - Sputnik International
An aircraft of Russian airline delivered 18 metric tons of UN humanitarian aid to the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor besieged by Daesh militants, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation at the Hmeimim airbase said in a statement Tuesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia delivered another 21-tonnes-cargo with aid, including flour, food packages and sweets for children, to a camp for internally displaced people near Masyaf city in the Syrian western Hama province over 24 hours, the military added.

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"An aircraft of Russian airline parachuted UN humanitarian aid, food packages and grain, of 18.3 tonnes in total weight, to Deir ez-Zor besieged by IS [Daesh] terrorists," the statement said.

Deir ez-Zor, a major Syrian eastern city with population of over 200,000 people, has been besieged by al-Nusra Front and Daesh, extremist groups outlawed in Russia, since March 2014.

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