HMEYMIM (Syria), Aug 2 (Bernama) — A convoy has set off to deliver over 18 tonnes of humanitarian cargo to refugee checkpoints in Aleppo, the Russian Centre 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 centres set up at checkpoints for civilians and militants that laid down arms, Russia’s TASS news agency reported.
The convoy will have to drive over 500 kilometers in dangerous conditions to provide refugees with the necessities, including medicaments.
On July 28 Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu said that Russian and Syrian militaries were starting a large-scale humanitarian operation in Aleppo including establishing four humanitarian corridors.
Civilians will be able to leave Aleppo via three corridors, while one more corridor might be used by militants wanting to lay down arms, TASS reported.
The defence minister also ordered to airdrop food, medicaments and necessities to civilians in Aleppo.