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    A new portion of humanitarian aid has been delivered by Russian military to the Syrian provinces of Damascus and Aleppo.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian servicemen delivered three metric tons (3.3 US tons) of humanitarian aid to the residents of the Syrian provinces of Damascus and Aleppo in 24 hours, the Russian reconciliation center said.

    "Within 24 hours, two humanitarian campaigns were carried out during which humanitarian cargo was delivered, around 2 tonnes in Al-Dimass of the Damascus province, around one tonne in Al Ashrafiya region in Aleppo," the center said in a statement published by the Russian Defense Ministry on Friday.

    Syria's civil war between government forces and opposition factions, as well as insurgent groups, 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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