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    Russian Military Delivers 2 Tonnes of Aid to Syria's Northwest

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    The Russian military delivered two metric tons of humanitarian aid to the Syrian provinces of Aleppo and Latakia, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — "Two tonnes of humanitarian aid, particularly flour, rice, canned meat and fish, were delivered to families in need in the city of Aleppo and Beshrati village in the Latakia province," the statement reads.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups.

    The ceasefire in Syria brokered by Russia and the United States, took effect on February 27 to facilitate humanitarian access to all besieged areas in the country, among other purposes.


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