August 6, 2020

US army to send supplies to blast-devastated Beirut

Washington (AFP) – The US military is sending shipments of water, food and medicine to Lebanon, it announced Thursday, two days after a massive explosion devastated Beirut and left hundreds of thousands homeless.¬†Deliveries of three C-17 military planes loaded with food, water and medical supplies are “impending,” said a spokesman for US Army Central Command chief General Frank McKenzie, without stating when they would arrive.McKenzie said the US was ready to continue providing assistance to the Lebanese during the “terrible tragedy” in partnership with the Lebanese army, the US embassy in Leb…


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