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US makes airdrop of humanitarian aid in besieged Iraq town: Pentagon

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Published : 2014-08-31 11:18
Updated : 2014-08-31 11:18

The US military on Saturday made an airlift of humanitarian aid to the besieged town of Amerli, home to thousands of Shia Turkomen cut off by jihadist rebels from receiving food, water, and medical supplies.

"At the request of the government of Iraq, the United States military today airdropped humanitarian aid to the town of Amerli," said Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby. "The United States Air Force delivered this aid alongside aircraft from Australia, France and the United Kingdom who also dropped much needed supplies." (AFP)