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Russian military dispatches 4 humanitarian convoys to Syria’s Damascus and Idlib provinces

March 16, 5:46 UTC+3 MOSCOW

United Nations Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said earlier that humanitarian aid to these settlements had been delivered for the first time in the past three months

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MOSCOW, March 16. /TASS/. The Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria dispatched four convoys with UN humanitarian cargoes to populated localities in the province of Damascus and Idlib in the past day.

"During the day, the Russian reconciliation center dispatched humanitarian convoys with UN cargoes to the settlements of Madaya and Zabedani in the province of Damascus and Kafer Haya and Fua in the province of Idlib," the center said in regular daily news bulletin on Thursday.

United Nations Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said earlier that humanitarian aid to these settlements had been delivered for the first time in the past three months. The previous convoy could reach these four settlement only on November 28, 2016.

Apart from that, a total of 20.4 tonnes of food products dispatched by the United Nations were dropped from Russian planes to the city of Deir ez-Zor besieged by Islamic State terrorists, as follows from the bulletin.

Since the beginning of the year, the Russian military have delivered more than 300 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes to the Syrian population.

The Russian Defense Ministry declared the establishment of the reconciliation center on February 23, 2016. It is headquartered at the Hmeimim air base, Latakia province. The center was set up in line with agreements reached by Russia and the United States to facilitate the negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition and to organize humanitarian deliveries.

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