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Russian Planes Deliver Over 20 Tonnes of Aid to Syria's Deir ez-Zor

© Russian Defense Ministry / Go to the mediabankLoading humanitarian cargo for Deir ez-Zor. File photo
Loading humanitarian cargo for Deir ez-Zor. File photo - Sputnik International
Russian planes brought more than 20 tonnes of UN aid to the besieged city of Deir ez-Zor.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian military has delivered over 4.5 tonnes of humanitarian cargo to Syria over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.

"Within last 24 hours, the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides has held 8 humanitarian events in the province of Aleppo (6) and Damascus (2)… Within last 24 hours, 1,420 civilians have received humanitarian aid. The total weight of humanitarian aid has reached 4.6 tons," the ministry's center for Syrian reconciliation said in a daily bulletin.

Syrians evacuated from eastern Aleppo, reach out for Russian food aid in government controlled Jibreen area in Aleppo, Syria November 30, 2016. - Sputnik International
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Aleppo residents received 1.8 tonnes of food, while another 2.8 tonnes were delivered to the Damascus province, according to the statement.

Russian planes also took over 20 tonnes of UN aid to the besieged city of Deir ez-Zor, the center added.

Russia has been carrying out regular humanitarian aid deliveries to various parts of Syria and has been facilitating the distribution of UN aid in Syria where a civil war has been ongoing since 2011.

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