05:43 GMT +325 September 2017
Live
    In a place now called ISIS.  The road from Ar-Raqqa to Palmyra, over Deir ez-Zor

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

    © Flickr/ Cristian Iohan Ştefănescu
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)
    0 51793

    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.

    Topic:
    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)

    Related:

    US to Reconsider Aiding Syrian Rebel Group if Beheading of Child Confirmed
    At Least 70 Kosovars Reportedly Fight for Daesh in Iraq, Syria
    Iraq Can Play Mediation Role Between Syria, Turkey
    US-Backed Forces Capture Daesh Syria Headquarters at Hospital in Manbji
    Turkey Begins Shifting Position on Syria, Faces Coup Attempt…Coincidence?
    Kerry Briefs Envoy on New US-Russian Measures to Expand Syrian Ceasefire
    Washington Has No Alternative But to Cooperate With Russia in Syria
    US to Increase Efforts to Avoid Civilian Deaths When Bombing Syria
    UK Foreign Secretary Urges Russia, Iran to Influence Syria
    Tags:
    Daesh, Deir Ez-Zor
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment