Syria: Russian Il-76 airdrops humanitarian aid over Deir ez-Zor

YemenExtra

M.A.

Some 20 tons of humanitarian aid was dropped to the embattled city of Deir ez-Zor, Tuesday, the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties announced the same day.

Freight including food and medicine was observed being loaded aboard a plane before setting off for Deir ez-Zor where it was dropped by parachute from an altitude of around 4,000 metres (13,123 feet).

During a joint operation of the Syrian Air Force and the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties, the aid was reportedly provided with safety to civilians where it will be distributed among families in need.