September 6, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
With the Syrian Army lifting the three year long ISIS-imposed siege on Deir Ezzor only days ago, tonnes of aid have begun pouring into the eastern Syrian city.
A 40 truck convoy that departed from Homs arrived in Deir Ezzor, bringing over 1,000 tonnes of supplies, including food and medicine.
When Deir Ezzor was under siege, the only means of bringing supplies to the city was through risky air drops.
On occasion, these air drops had meant the destruction of some parcels, the accidental landing of the supplies into ISIS-held areas of the city, or Syrian government aircraft’s being targeted by ISIS. Now with a direct road link to Deir Ezzor, the risky air drops can be reduced or terminated entirely.