Russian planes carrying 'humanitarian aid' land in Syria

  • Two cargo planes from Russia carrying humanitarian aid have arrived in Syria, according to official media reports from the conflict-hit country.

    The US and Nato have recently expressed concern over a Russian “military build-up” in Syria.

    The two planes landed on an air base near Latakia, which is a government stronghold.

    Russia has been one of the most important allies of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad during the civil war, which has been raging for four years.

    Russia’s defense ministry said the aircraft carried materials to help set up camps for refugees.


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