Russia says it has flown over 40 tons of aid to blocked Syrian areas

By REUTERS
January 19, 2016 17:11

MOSCOW - Russia's air force has delivered more than 40 tons of humanitarian aid to areas of Syria which are blocked by "terrorists", Russian agencies quoted a defense ministry official as saying on Tuesday.

Food and other cargo was parachuted to the besieged city of Deir ez-Zor and other localities blocked by Islamic State, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov was quoted as saying.

Konashenkov added that a Russian bomber had destroyed strongholds in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, where Islamic State had executed Syrian civilians en masse recently.

He said the bomber's strikes had killed more than 60 terrorists in comments carried by agencies.


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