Syria: 4 tons of humanitarian aid delivered by Russian military to Daraa


Russian servicemen delivered some 4 metric tons of humanitarian aid to the southwestern Syrian province of Daraa, a spokesman for the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation at Hmeymim airbase said Saturday.


Russian EMERCOM plane

“[Russian troops] delivered 4 tons of humanitarian aid to residents and refugees of the settlement of Toobne, located in the province of Daraa,” Col. Stanislav Ivanov told reporters.


He added that humanitarian activities in war-torn Syria contributed to the settlement of the conflict in the Middle Eastern nation.


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. A US-Russia-brokered ceasefire came into force across Syria on February 27, but it does not apply to internationally outlawed terrorist organizations active in the country such as Daesh.


The settlement of Toobne, which is located about one mile from line of contact between militants and patriotic militias, has been a target for terrorists’ shellings. However after the truce came into effect, the bombardments of Toobne have almost ended, according to local authorities.