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    Russia Delivers 25 Tonnes of Humanitarian Aid to Syria

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    Russia delivered 25 metric tons of humanitarian aid to the Syria’s provinces of Aleppo and Homs as well as to the city of Deir ez-Zor besieged by Daesh jihadists, a daily bulletin published on the Russian Defense Ministry’s website on Wednesday said.

    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.

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    Syrian ceasefire, humanitarian aid, Al-Nusra Front, Daesh, Deir Ez-Zor, Homs, Aleppo
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