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Germany to fly humanitarian aid to Iraq

BERLIN - Germany's defense minister says her country plans to fly 35 tons of humanitarian aid to northern Iraq and is still considering what military help it could send.

 

Minister Ursula von der Leyen told the Bild newspaper that Germany plans to send aid such as drinking water, blankets, medicine and food. She said it would be flown to Irbil and handed over to U.N. organizations.

 

The aid flights are planned for Friday, Bild reported.