© - Illustration/AFP
AFP
Last updated: August 8, 2014

US military planes drop relief supplies in Iraq

US military planes flew over northern Iraq on Thursday to drop relief supplies to thousands of civilian refugees fleeing attacks by Sunni extremist militants, a senior defense official said.

"The aircraft that dropped the humanitarian supplies have now safely exited the immediate airspace over the drop area," he said, after food and water were delivered to Yazidi families outside Sinjar.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Stay Connected
twitter icon Twitter 13,558 linkedin icon LinkedIn 463
facebook icon Facebook 87,173 google+ icon Google+ 272