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Iran Sends Humanitarian Aids to Syrians in Nubl, Al-Zahra

3 September 2016 15:41


Iran has sent humanitarian aids to the citizens of the Shiite towns of Nubl and al-Zahra in Aleppo province, local officials announced.

“Iran’s humanitarian aid is being distributed among the residents of Nubl and al-Zahra towns,” Head of Nubl City Council Ali Balvi said on Saturday.

Last June, Doctors Without Borders or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) asked for Iran’s help to supply people with medical support in government-controlled areas of Syria.

“Doctors without borders has an active presence in Syria and today their chief asked for our liaison with Syria’s Red Crescent to allow them in areas controlled by the Syrian government and provide services to them,” Iranian Red Crescent Society Managing Director Seyed Amir Mohsen Ziyaee told reporters after his meeting with MFS France President Mégo Terzian in Tehran.

Balvi did not give further details about Iran’s aid for residents of Nubl and al-Zahra.

He noted that IRCS is responsible for providing people with relief aid and the visit by the MSF’s President to Iran takes place to discuss helping the people of Yemen and Syria.

In mid-May, a senior relief official announced that Iran had sent over 46 tons of various food supplies to Syria last year.

“We sent several humanitarian aid consignments to Syria with a total weight of 46,100 kilograms last year,” Deputy Head of Iran’s Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Sarem Rezayee told FNA.

Rezayee said that the humanitarian aids sent for the Syrian people included blankets, food supplies and tents.

In early February, the siege of the strategic Nubl and al-Zahra Shiite towns was removed after four years in an army offensive from the Eastern side of the two towns, while other units of the Syrian army also managed to purge terrorists from 80 percent of the village of Ma’arasta al-Khan.

Also in February, a Syrian military expert underlined that breaking the siege of the key towns of Nubl and Al-Zahra in Aleppo province was highly important and it had boosted the government forces’ morale.

The Syrian army broke the terrorists’ four-year-long siege of Nubl and al-Zahra in Aleppo province on February 3.

“Breaking the siege of over 1,277 days of Nubl and Al-Zahra has considerably boosted the morale of the Syrian army and nation while on the contrary it has negatively influenced militants,” military strategies expert Brigadier General Taraki Hasan told FNA.

He noted that the most important achievement of winning back Nubl and al-Zahra was that their residents were relieved from terrorists’ yoke.

Brigadier General Taraki Hasan reiterated that the victory in Nubl and al-Zahra also ruined Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plan to create a buffer zone in Northern Syria.

“Another achievement of victory in Nubl and al-Zahra was blocking all supply routes of the terrorists in Northern Aleppo near the Turkish borders,” Brigadier General Hasan said.


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