Military helps deliver U.S. aid to Lebanon following deadly explosion

Three C-17 supply missions deliver food and water
U.S. delivers humanitarian aid to Lebanon
United States delivers assistance to people of Lebanon
USCENTCOM support to Lebanon
USCENTCOM support to Lebanon
Posted at 10:01 AM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 10:00:02-04

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The U.S. military has helped deliver three cargo planes full of humanitarian relief supplies to Lebanon following a deadly explosion in the capital.

The explosion in Beirut at a port facility on August 4 killed more than 200 people.

U.S. Central Command has delivered three rounds of humanitarian aid delivery using Air Force C-17 aircraft from Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.

The flights brought pallets of food, water, and medical supplies.

"The U.S. is actively engaged in delivering food, water, and medical supplies to the Lebanese Armed Forces to meet the critical needs of the Lebanese people," General Frank McKenzie, Commander, U.S. Central Command said in a news release.

"We are closely coordinating with the Lebanon Armed Forces, and expect that we will continue to provide additional assistance throughout Lebanon’s recovery effort," he added.

More relief effort is being planned and coordinated with the U.S. Embassy in Beirut along with USAID and the Lebanese Armed Forces.

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