Russia has delivered over 10 tons of humanitarian aid to residents of several provinces of war-torn Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
“Within last 24 hours, three humanitarian events have been held, in course of which citizens have received humanitarian aid: in Jibrin in the Aleppo province – about 7 tons; in Asili in the Hama province – 2.5 tons; in Kafr Abda in the Homs province – about 1 ton,” the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website on Monday.
According to the document, the posts with hot meal and items of first necessity continue their work for civilians, who leave the districts of the Aleppo city, which has long been under control of terrorist groups, but was partly liberated in recent days.
Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting the Syrian opposition groups striving to overthrow President Bashar Assad. In parallel, Damascus has to counter numerous extremist groups, in particular, the Islamic State (IS) — a terrorist group outlawed in Russia and many other counties.