19:29 GMT +321 June 2018
Listen Live
    Unloading Russian EMERCOM plane with humanitarian aid which arrived to Latakia Airport in Syria. File photo

    Russian Military Brings Two Tonnes of Food to Syrian Latakia Province

    © Sputnik / Andrey Stenin
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    193

    Russian humanitarian convoys brought two tonnes of humanitarian aid overnight to Syria’s western Latakia porvince, the Russian military said Monday.

    ARAMO (Sputnik) — Russian humanitarian convoys brought two tonnes of humanitarian aid overnight to a hard-to-reach village in Syria’s western Latakia porvince, the Russian military said Monday.

    The village of Aramo lies in a mountainous area some 19 miles off the Mediterranean coast. It had a population of less than 500, according to the latest census.

    "We brought two tonnes of flour, rice, canned meat and fish to vulnerable families – the most necessary food items," Col. Kirill Savin from Russia’s Syria reconciliation center in Hmeimim, Latakia, said.

    Men of the village took to arms to defend their homes against Islamist insurgents, a member of the local administration told RIA Novosti. The Russian military was able to push jihadists almost 10 miles away. The village lost 20 people since the conflict in Syria flared up five years ago.

    Related:

    Russia Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Low-Income Families in Syria
    Russia Brings 2.5 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Hama Province
    Russia Delivers 6 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Syria's Latakia
    Russia Delivers Record Amount of Humanitarian Aid to Hama, Syria
    Tags:
    village, cargo, humanitarian aid, Latakia, Syria, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment