Humanitarian Flight Leaves Amman for Baghdad
A Royal Jordanian airline flight left Amman Thursday for Baghdad, carrying 150 doctors, pharmacists and engineers on the fourth humanitarian flight to Iraq in two weeks, an official said.
The delegation is carrying with it medical supplies and books to be delivered to counterparts in Iraq, the source said.
Since the first flight on November 30, Jordan had organized twice weekly flights to Iraq, every Monday and Thursday.
The flights follow UN procedure and receive UN approval 48 hours before departure, Saleh Rsheidat, Jordan's deputy premier and transportation minister, told AFP.
He described the flights as "not conducting any commercial transactions" and having a "purely humanitarian character." -- AMMAN (AFP)
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