Monday, May 12, 2008

US Begins Airlifting Aid to Burma

The US began its first airlift of relief goods for Burma’s cyclone victims on Monday after prolonged negotiations with its military rulers, accused of endangering the lives of up to 1.5 million survivors by restricting international aid efforts.

In what was seen as a huge concession by the junta, the United States finally received the go-ahead to send a C-130 cargo plane packed with supplies to Rangoon, with two more air shipments scheduled to land on Tuesday.

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