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air drop

[¦er ‚dräp]
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The United States, Britain and France are advocating air drops to areas inaccessible by land.
The approval came as Turkey criticised US air drops of ammunition and weapons to Kobane's Kurdish defenders, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying some of the deliveries had fallen into the wrong hands.
special forces, in association with forces from Salah al-Din province, conducted an air drop operation on a village in Huweija, where they killed a physician and detained his brother on Sunday (March 6) night," Juburi said.
According to the sources the air drop was followed by military exercises conducted between the town of Yamoun and Al- Arqa village.
The team's work paid off when the first combat air drop using JPADS took place over Afghanistan Aug.
Abdul-Ghani al-Asadi assured people of Mosul and called them not to flee and stay in their homes "because their intelligence and cooperation with us is wonderful and impressive." He said in a statement that the anti-terrorism forces carried out a successful air drop on Ba'shiqah.
In a statement from the Department of Defence, it said that its humanitarian air drop in Iraq follows a strategy being done by The United States, Albania, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Italy, France, and the United Kingdom.
The next air drop of humanitarian aid in northern Iraq is likely to be carried out within the next 24 hours after RAF crews were forced to abandon their attempt to deliver supplies overnight.
The British government completed a second air drop of aid to Iraqis Tuesday, AFP reports.
The World Food Programme (WFP) will air drop the food in Duk, with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) tasked with its distribution.
The air drop has so far been the main method used by the Philippine military in Palawan to resupply the small contingent of soldiers deployed in Ayungin Shoal, which is also being claimed by China and several other countries.
Washington, Feb 23 ( ANI ): To control the increasing population of brown tree snakes in the island of Guam, the Wildlife Services of the US Department of Agriculture will air drop dead mice laced with the painkiller acetaminophen into the dense jungles on the island.