The U.S. Air Force dropped on Tuesday “more than 7,000 halal meals” to Iraqi refugees who had fled their homes following attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the city of Hit, Anbar province, the U.S. defense department said in a statement.
“U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft conducted an airdrop yesterday near Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, to provide humanitarian aid for delivery by Iraqi security forces to members of the Iraqi Albu Nimr tribe,” the U.S. Central Command said in a statement.
The statement posted on defense.gov said the airdrop by U.S C-130 aircrafts came “in response to a request from the Iraqi government.”
“The aircraft delivered more than 7,000 halal meals, Centcom officials said. Iraqi forces retrieved the meals and delivered them to the tribe, who recently relocated from their homes near Hit, Iraq, to flee aggression by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, they added.”