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Fuel shipments dropped by Russian cargo planes for the regime in Deir Ezzor ended up in the hands of Daesh

Daesh collected a fuel shipment after landing in its held territory by mistake. The shipment was dropped by Russian cargo planes, which were on their way to supply Assad forces, who operate in the besieged areas, with fuel.

A local source in the besieged neighborhoods indicated that the shipment landed near the University Complex close to the Deir Ezzor-Damascus highway in the province of the Deir Ezzor, which is an area under the control of Daesh. The Daesh-affiliated Amaq news agency also published a video yesterday showing the seizure of the shipment.

Daesh had captured two shipments earlier this year which were also air-dropped by mistake. A source indicated to D24 that, “the two previous shipments were dropped by warplanes belonging to the Assad-regime, while the last one was dropped by Russian warplanes. For three months, Russian cargo planes have been dropping supplies for Assad forces and food aid for the civilians living in the besieged areas of Deir Ezzor, and this shipment was the first to land my mistake in Daesh-held areas.

The Russian airdrop missions have enabled Assad forces to hold back against the continuous Daesh offensives in the area.

Food aid shipments delivered by the World Food Program to the besieged areas have eased the suffering of civilians who were facing hunger before.