US carries out first airdrop of aid to Gaza, carrying 35,000 meals

US humanitarian aid airdropped by parachutes into Gaza, March 2, 2024. (Screenshot/X; Used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
US humanitarian aid airdropped by parachutes into Gaza, March 2, 2024. (Screenshot/X; Used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

WASHINGTON — The US military on Saturday carried out its first airdrop of humanitarian aid into Gaza, two US officials say.

The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, say the airdrop was carried out using three C-130 planes.

One of the officials says more than 35,000 meals were airdropped.

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