Coalition Sending Helicopters, Crews to Aid Earthquake Recovery
American Forces Press Service
Following Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's statement of support for relief, recovery and rescue operations, five CH-47 Chinook helicopters and three UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters with their associated crews should arrive in Pakistan on Oct. 10, CFC-A officials said. They will provide rescue, recovery and logistics assistance.
CFC-A officials are in contact with the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad to provide planning assistance and technical guidance as required.
A CFC-A statement announcing the support emphasized the earthquake relief operations would not degrade the coalition's operations in the global war on terror.
News reports place the earthquake's death toll between 20,000 and 30,000.
(From a Combined Forces Command Afghanistan news release.)
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