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Iran ships 5 relief aid cargos to Libya

Iran Materials 28 October 2011 16:01
Iran has so far dispatched five consignments of humanitarian aid to Libya, says the director of the rescue and relief organization of Iran's Red Crescent Society (IRCS).
Iran ships 5 relief aid cargos to Libya

Iran has so far dispatched five consignments of humanitarian aid to Libya, says the director of the rescue and relief organization of Iran's Red Crescent Society (IRCS), Press TV reported referring to IRIB News.

The batches of aid weighed 200 tons and included food stuff, medicine, hygiene stuff and rehabilitation equipment, the IRCS official, Mahmoud Mozaffar, told reporters at Imam Khomeini International Airport on Thursday.

He added that the IRCS has dispatched hygiene and rehabilitation experts to Libya to assess the situation of those people in need of medical service.

Mozaffar further said that more medical and rehab equipment will be sent to Libya in the near future.

This comes as 72 Libyans wounded during the recent revolution in the country arrived in the Iranian capital Tehran on Thursday to receive treatment.

The 69-year-old slain dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled Libya since 1969 started to lose his grip on power in February with the outbreak of a popular revolution against his despotic regime.

The revolution witnessed intense fighting between government troops and opposition fighters, leaving many people dead or wounded.

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