The RAAF has completed its first airlift of “military stores” to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq.
A 36SQN C-17 Globemaster delivered ammunition to Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, after flying from Al Minhad Air Base in Dubai to pick up the load in Tirana, Albania and stopping in Baghdad where Iraqi officials inspected the cargo.
“The aircrew and support staff at Joint Task Force 633 have done a great job to successfully coordinate this mission to assist the people of northern Iraq,” Vice Admiral Johnston, Chief of Joint Operations, said in a statement on Wednesday.
“The cargo, in this case ammunition, was first inspected and cleared by Iraqi officials onboard the aircraft in Baghdad before the aircraft landed in Erbil.”
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