28 November 2023
The United States sent three military aircraft to Egypt from Tuesday to bring vital humanitarian aid for Gaza during a truce between Israel and Hamas, senior US officials said. The relief flights carrying food, medical supplies and winter gear are the first by the US military since the October 7 attacks by Hamas.
The flights start a day after President Joe Biden said he would use an extension of the truce to get more aid into Gaza, and as international efforts continue to further prolong the pause. The United Nations will then take the aid from Egypt's North Sinai region, which borders the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
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