MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups.
"Low-income families of the Marmarita inhabited area (Homs province) have received 2 [metric] tons of humanitarian cargos with rice, sugar, tea, canned meat and fish. The orphanage of the Aleppo city has received six tons of humanitarian cargos with rice, sugar, tea, canned meat and fish. Aircraft of the Abakan Air, Russian aviation company, has dropped 17 tons of UN humanitarian cargos with corns, salt, and sugar on Deir ez-Zor, which had been besieged by ISIS [Daesh] terrorists," the bulletin said.
On February 27, a US-Russia brokered ceasefire came into force in Syria. Terrorist groups such as Daesh, as well as Jabhat Fatah al Sham (previously known as the al-Nusra Front), both outlawed in Russia and a range of other states, are not part of the deal.