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    Russia Delivers Over 5 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Provinces

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    The Russian Defense Ministry said that Russia delivered more than 5.5 metric tons of humanitarian aid to the Syria’s provinces of Hama and Homs.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia delivered more than 5.5 metric tons of humanitarian aid to the Syria’s provinces of Hama and Homs, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

    "Civilians have received humanitarian aid in Salkhab inhabited area in the Hama province (1 ton) and Swairi inhabited area in the Homs province (4.5 tons). Posts with hot meal and items of first necessity continue their work for civilians who leave the districts of the Aleppo city, which are under control of terrorist armed groupings," the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website on Monday.

    Syria's civil war between government forces and a wide range of insurgents, including opposition groups and terrorists, such as Islamic State (ISIL, also known as Daesh) and Jabhat Fatah al Sham (also known as al-Nusra Front, or Jabhat al-Nusra), both outlawed in Russia, has raged for some five years and has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.

    On September 9, Russia and the United States reached an agreement for a peace process in Syria. A ceasefire stipulated by the deal entered into force on September 12, but while it was supposed to last at least seven days for the next steps to be taken toward the Syrian settlement, it disintegrated soon.


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