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U.N. Starts Sending Aid Across Border to Iraq

March 31, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

The United Nations said it had sent its first shipment of aid across the Turkish border into Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq since the start of the U.S.-led war.

Two trucks carrying water purification equipment, medicine and educational material for UNICEF passed through the Habur border gate in southeastern Turkey.

U.N. officials said $4 million worth of supplies would follow in coming days.

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