31 Aug '14, 2am

U.S., Partner-nations Conduct Humanitarian Airdrop in Iraq

U.S., Partner-nations Conduct Humanitarian Airdrop in Iraq DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2014 – American military planes along with Australian, French and British aircraft airdropped humanitarian aid to the town of Amirli in Iraq, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement issued today. U.S. aircraft also conducted airstrikes against nearby ISIL terrorists in order to support the humanitarian mission, Kirby said in his statement. Kirby’s statement reads as follows: “At the request of the Government of Iraq, the United States military today airdropped humanitarian aid to the town of Amirli, home to thousands of Shia Turkomen who have been cut off from receiving food, water, and medical supplies for two months by ISIL. The United States Air Force delivered this aid alongside aircraft from Australia, France and the United Ki...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=123047

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