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LATAKIA /Syria/, February 20. /TASS/. Military officers from the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the opposing sides have delivered over 1.7 tonnes of food products and medicine to the al-Skelbia town in Syria’s Hama province, which recently came under militant fire, Center’s spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Alexei Zudilov told reporters.
"The Center for Reconciliation of the opposing sides has carried a humanitarian mission in the al-Skelbia town in the Hama province, providing local residents with food sets totaling 1,700 kilograms," he said.
Food sets containing rice, flour, sugar and tinned meat were delivered to al-Skelbia which has a population of more than 20,000, mostly Christians. A makeshift hospital was also set up to in order to provide the locals with medical assistance and medicine.
According to the local authorities, a few days ago, terrorists shelled al-Skelbia with multiple rocket launchers. Over 700 armed locals have been protecting the town from militant attacks.
The town mayor said that "with the help from Russia and our other friends, we will restore peace in Syria very soon." "Russia has been helping us a lot from the very beginning of the conflict, providing us with military and humanitarian aid," he added.