Turkey and Russia have agreed to resume relief deliveries to the besieged Syrian town of Daraya, which is surrounded by rebel forces, a Russian official said Sunday.
“The two sides reached an agreement on the return of humanitarian aid,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The agreement was reached after the Russian military said on Sunday that it had resumed humanitarian aid to Daraya from an air base in Syria.
The Russian defense ministry said in a statement that its air base, which was damaged during the Syrian conflict, had received more than 8,000 tonnes of humanitarian supplies, including food, medicine and fuel.
The agreement comes after the U.S. and Russia agreed to establish a joint committee to coordinate efforts to provide humanitarian aid.
The Pentagon said last week that it would continue to coordinate with Turkey to coordinate air drops, transport and other humanitarian assistance to the area.
Russia has been providing humanitarian aid in Daraya to Syrian civilians, including providing tents, mattresses and blankets, as well as medicine and basic goods.
Russia is also providing military aid, including helicopters, to Syrian opposition groups fighting government forces.
Russia has also supplied humanitarian aid and medical supplies to the Syrian opposition, including medical facilities and ambulances, since the war began in 2011.
Russia has also provided food, clothing and other goods.
Russia’s foreign ministry did not respond to requests for comment Sunday.