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    Russian servicemen delivered six tonnes of aid to the oldest orphanage of Aleppo via a permanent humanitarian corridor, according to official statement.

    ALEPPO (Sputnik) — The Russian servicemen delivered six tonnes of humanitarian aid to the oldest orphanage in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a spokesman for the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said Sunday.

    "Today we delivered 6 tonnes of aid to this orphanage via a permanent humanitarian corridor. There was no shelling of the city during the last 24 hours," Amir Demlikamov 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.

    Aleppo has seen intense fighting, with the Syrian army and local militia forces having managed to encircle large groups of militants in eastern districts of the city.

    Russia formed seven round-the-clock humanitarian corridors across Aleppo in August to allow safe passage for civilians and militants wishing to lay down arms.

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