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Russia delivers 4.8 tonnes of aid to Aleppo
April 19, 2017, 5:55 am

Assad now controls all of Syria’s most populous cities in the country’s west [Xinhua]

The Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation delivered 4.8 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the Syrian province of Aleppo within the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

“Within last 24 hours, the Russian Center for reconciliation of opposing sides has held 4 humanitarian events in the Aleppo province. Citizens of Aleppo have received 4.8 tons of bottled drinking water. Within last 24 hours, 1,507 civilians have received humanitarian aid,” a Defense Ministry statement said.

A Russian aircraft had delivered 20.6 tonnes of food products provided by the United Nations to the besieged city of Deir ez-Zor, the Ministry added.

Caught in the crossfire of the violence are tens of thousands of civilians most of them heavily dependent on aid deliveries.

Disparate military forces involved in Syria’s protracted civil war and the fight against the Islamic State have resulted in conflicting objectives.

At least 80 children were among the 126 killed in Saturday’s suicide bomb attack on a civilian evacuation convoy in Syria.

Some 30,000 people are slated to be moved across battle lines over the next two months according to “reconciliation deals” between the government of Syria and rebel forces.

Evacuations of besieged Syrian towns resumed on Wednesday after Saturday’s deadly bombing.

 

TBP and Agencies

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