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Russian center: Convoy will deliver over 18 tons of humanitarian aid to Aleppo

August 02, 9:59 UTC+3 HMEYMIM
The convoy will have to drive over 500 kilometers in dangerous conditions to provide refugees with necessities
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HMEYMIM, August 2. /TASS/. A convoy has set off to deliver over 18 tons of humanitarian cargo to refugee checkpoints in Aleppo, the Russian Center for reconciliation of warring parties in Syria said on Tuesday.

Individual food rations, food packages, flour, sugar, cereals, canned fish and meat will be delivered to humanitarian centers set up at checkpoints for civilians and militants that laid down arms. The convoy will have to drive over 500 kilometers in dangerous conditions to provide refugees with necessities.

The convoy will also deliver medicaments to Aleppo, the center added.

On July 28 Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said that Russian and Syrian militaries are starting a large-scale humanitarian operation in Aleppo. Four humanitarian corridors will be established there. Civilians will be able to leave Aleppo via three corridors, while one more corridor may be used by militants who wish to lay down arms. The defense minister also ordered to airdrop food, medicaments and necessities to civilians in Aleppo.

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