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    Russia has delivered over 6 tons of humanitarian aid to Syria’s Aleppo province in the past 24 hours.

    HMEYMIM (Sputnik) – The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation has delivered over 6 tonnes (metric tons) of humanitarian aid to Syria’s Aleppo province in the past 24 hours, helping hundreds of civilians, the center said in its daily bulletin.

    "Within [the] last 24 hours, the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides has held 4 humanitarian events in the Aleppo province," the bulletin, posted by the Russian Defense Ministry on Friday, says.

    According to the statement, Aleppo residents received bottled drinking water, hot meal portions and 350 sets with food products, bread, clothes and shoes.

    "Within [the] last 24 hours, 3,700 civilians have received humanitarian aid. Total weight of humanitarian aid has reached 6.7 [metric] tons," the Russian reconciliation center said.

    Russian aircraft have also helped deliver 21 metric tons of UN food aid to the Deir ez-Zor area in Syria.

    Russia has been carrying out regular humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria, where people are suffering from the consequences of ongoing fighting between government forces and terrorists, such as the Islamic State (ISIL, also known as Daesh) terrorist group, banned in Russia and a range of other countries.

    Russia has been supporting Damascus in the fight against terrorists since the beginning of the military crisis in Syria in 2011.


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