Russian Military Drops 15 Tons of Aid on Syrian City of Deir Ez-Zor

© Flickr / Cristian Iohan ŞtefănescuIn a place now called ISIS. The road from Ar-Raqqa to Palmyra, over Deir ez-Zor
In a place now called ISIS.  The road from Ar-Raqqa to Palmyra, over Deir ez-Zor - Sputnik International
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Russian Military has dropped 15 metric tons of UN humanitarian aid on the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, besieged by terrorists, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The ministry also noted that low-income families in Latakia Province of Syria had received two metric tons of humanitarian cargos, including flour, rice, canned meat and fish.

"Aircraft of the Abakan Air, Russian aviation company, has dropped 15 tons of UN humanitarian cargos (food products and grains) on Deir ez-Zor, which had been besieged by ISIS terrorists," the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

The ceasefire in Syria brokered by Russia and the United States, took effect on February 27 to facilitate humanitarian access to all besieged areas in the country, among other purposes.

Daesh is a terror group outlawed in Russia and numerous other countries.

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