UN to air­lift aid to NE Syria

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

The United Na­tions’ first relief air­lift to Syria from Iraq will de­liver food and win­ter sup­plies to the mostly Kur­dish north­east this week with the per­mis­sion of both gov­ern­ments, the UNHCR refugee agency said on Tues­day. The air­bridge, us­ing Ilyushin-76 com­mer­cial cargo planes to Has­sakeh from Ar­bil in north­ern Iraq, will be­gin on Thurs­day.

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