US conducts second aid drop in northern Iraq

The Pentagon said the U.S. Air Force conducted another airdrop of food and water for Iraqis stranded on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq.

US conducts second aid drop in northern Iraq

World Bulletin / News Desk

The United States has conducted a second humanitarian airdrop to stranded Ezidi civilians sheltering in the mountains of northern Iraq.

A C-17 Globemaster and two C-130 Hercules cargo planes dropped 72 bundles of supplies, the Pentagon announced.

"The C-17 dropped some 40 container delivery system bundles of meals ready to eat and was complemented by a C-130 loaded with an additional 16 bundles totaling 28,224 meals,” according to the Department of Defense statement.

“In addition, one C-130 dropped 16 bundles totaling 1,522 gallons of fresh drinking water.”

The aircraft were escorted by two F/A-18 Hornets from the USS George H.W. Bush.

So far the U.S. military has delivered 36,224 meals and 6,822 gallons of fresh drinking water to thousands of civilians fending for themselves on Mount Sinjar, having fled the onslaught of ISIL militants.

U.S. Air Force conducted two rounds of air strikes with jets and drones on Friday.

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