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Algeria sends 40 tons of humanitarian aid to Syria

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ALGIRES. March 25 (KUNA) -- The Algerian government announced on Monday that it sent 40 tons of humanitarian aid to Syria.

Algeria decided to send the humanitarian aid via Beirut Airport, Lebanon, through Algerian Red Crescent directly to Syrian Red Crescent, Ammar Balani, spokesman for Algerian ministry of foreign affairs, said in a statement. Balani affirmed the aid - food, medicine and blankets - would be shipped on board cargo aircraft, of Air Algerie, over three flights.

He said the first batch, containing 14 tons, was sent today as the other two remaining batches would be sent within the next few days, indicating that sending this humanitarian aid was in solidarity with the Syrian people living in difficult circumstances. (end) ft ma KUNA 260058 Mar 13NNNN

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