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UN Starts First Aid Airlifts to Syria from Iraq as Cold Grips

The United Nations sent its first delivery of humanitarian aid by air to Syria from Iraq on Sunday and said it plans to deliver more food and winter supplies to the mainly Kurdish northeast in the next 12 days. The first cargo plane carrying food took off from Arbil in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region and will make a one-hour flight to Hassakeh in Syria. The food supplies over the next 12 days should be able to feed more than 6,000 Syrian families for the rest of December, the...

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