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France, Russia to jointly deliver humanitarian aid to Syria

A picture taken on July 20, 2018 from the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights shows Syrians packing their belongings and loading them on vehicles as they prepare to leave the village of Qahtaniyah, near the border in southwestern Syria.<br />The transfers come under a surrender deal agreed this week between Russia and Syrian rebels in Quneitra province that will see the sensitive zone fall back under state control. / AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY

France and Russia will jointly deliver humanitarian aid to the former Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, the French Presidency said in a statement with Russia on Friday.

A Russian cargo plane arrived late Friday in Chateauroux in central France to load 50 tons of medical equipment and essential goods provided by France, said an AFP videographer at the scene, to be transported to the former rebel area which was recaptured by Syrian troops this Spring.

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