30 July 2016, 18:44 GMT
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia delivered more than six metric tons of humanitarian aid to Syria’s provinces of Aleppo and Latakia, a daily bulletin on the Russian Defense Ministry website said on Saturday.
"Mi-8 helicopters have dropped humanitarian cargos (500 food kits) in the regions of the Aleppo city controlled by armed formations. Low-income families of Bodj-Islam (Latakia province) have received 6 tons of humanitarian cargos with flour, rice, canned meat and fish," the bulletin said.
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 Islamic State (ISIL, also known as Daesh), as well as Jabhat al-Nusra (al-Nusra Front), both outlawed in Russia and a range of other states, are not part of the deal.