01:33 GMT01 March 2021
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    Slovakia will send a humanitarian aid package worth 127,000 euro ($134,000) to residents of the nearly-liberated Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday, local media reported citing the country's interior ministry.

    Syrian army soldier places a Syrian national flag during a battle with rebel fighters at the Ramouseh front line, east of Aleppo, Syria
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    PRAGUE (Sputnik) According to a Slovak radio broadcaster, the aid package includes different kinds of medical equipment, as well as bags, blankets, towels, and beds for field hospitals.

    Earlier on Tuesday, a Syrian military source told RIA Novosti that the army, backed by local militia, had started to liberate the last jihadists' stronghold in eastern Aleppo.

    Over the last several months, Aleppo has become a major battleground in Syria, engaging government forces, jihadists, and numerous opposition groups.


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