Two Moscow aid planes to Syria, may evacuate Russians: official

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Two Russian Emergencies Ministry planes carrying humanitarian aid for Syria on Tuesday took off from Moscow for the city of Latakia and may take Russians wanting to leave on their flight back, the ministry said.

The Ilyushin-62 and Ilyushin-76 planes were carrying 46 tons of humanitarian aid and would be ready to evacuate any Russians wanting to leave the country, a ministry spokesperson told Russian news agencies.

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