Syria: UN-led aid delivery arrives in besieged city of Al-Rastan
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RAW: Al-Rastan receives Russian humanitarian aid along reopened Hama-Homs highway
Syria: Al-Rastan receives Russian humanitarian aid along reopened Hama-Homs highway
ENGLISH SUBTITLES: An elderly man from al-Rastan shows us the destruction of the city
Ar-Rastan is the third largest city in the Homs Governorate, located 25 kilometers (16 mi) north of its administrative capital Homs and 22 kilometers (14 mi) from Hama. Nearby localities include Talbiseh and al-Ghantu to the south, al-Zaafaraniyah and al-Mashrafah to the southeast, Murayj al-Durr to the northeast, Tumin to the north, Deir al-Fardis to the northwest and Kafr Nan and the Houla village cluster to the west. Ar-Rastan had a population of nearly 40,000 in 2004.