The Islamist-besieged Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor has received over 20 metric tons of humanitarian aid from Russia, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday.

 

“Parachute platforms with a total…of more than 20 tons landed in the besieged areas. During the delivery of food, a Syrian Air Force plane was accompanied by the Su-30 fighters of the Russian Aerospace Forces,” the ministry said in a statement.

 

The ministry said it has plans to drop several dozen more tons of food on Deir ez-Zor in the nearest future.