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delivery of supplies or equipment or personnel by dropping them by parachute from an aircraft

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As of 7 December 2007, TF Fury had conducted 1,092 LCLA airdrops with all critical classes of supplies, accounting for over 1 million pounds of supplies in support of OEF operations and mission requirements.
It was the first of several test airdrops planned to evaluate its suitability for use with airborne forces.
The commander of US forces in the north,Brigadier General James Parker, said the airdrop ``tightens the noose against Saddam's forces.''
The airdrops were "jeopardizing the credibility of humanitarian aid in the region and were not an effective means of meeting the desperate needs of the people of Afghanistan," said Thor-Arne Prois, director of ACT's co-coordinating office, in a statement.
Unlike airdrops using heavy crates and parachutes, Harmon said the "Tri-Wall" method won't hurt the recipients and isn't as detectable as parachute drops, therefore limiting the possibility of food falling into Taliban hands.
"These airdrops are not meeting the most basic principle of humanitarian aid -- that aid should be given to those who need it most," said Thor-Arne Prois, director of the coordinating office of Action by Churches Together.
David Wimhurst, spokesman for the United Nations Mission in East Timor (UNAMET), said the World Food Program (WFP), which has two planes on the ground in Darwin, including a Hercules C-130 cargo plane, is likely to be able to conduct airdrops Wednesday.
And by Thursday, having used the airdrops as backdrop to these victories, the Serbian military commanders made a magnanimous offer: SERBS REPORTED WILLING TO ALLOW MUSLIMS TO LEAVE OVERRUN AREA, read the front-page headline in The New York Times the next morning.
The first event will be held in partnership with Tron, a cryptocurrency company with a token called TRX, with LINK holders receiving TRX based on the amount of their LINK holdings, and TRON depositors and traders receiving airdrops of LINK.
"World Food Programme has been able to succeed with 3 airdrops, 3 airdrops in succession, and the last one today.
"As you know, airdrops can be very challenging," he said.
Arbil / NINA / An informed source denied airdrops carried out by the US military in Rabia area in Nineveh province.
President Barack Obama was said to be considering airstrikes and emergency relief airdrops to help 40,000 religious minorities in Iraq who are trapped on a mountaintop after threats by Islamic militants, according to a report Thursday in the New York Times.