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U.S. provides food, supplies to Libyan rebel

English.news.cn   2011-05-21 06:02:46 FeedbackPrintRSS

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Xinhua) -- The Pentagon on Friday said the United States has sent Libya's anti-government forces ready-to-eat meals as part of the non-leathal aid it promised, and will provide supplies and uniforms in the near future.

Pentagon spokesman Dave Lapan announced that the U.S. has delivered 120,000 ready-to-eat meals that complies with religious traditions of that country to the rebel forces. The first shipment arrived in Benghazi on May 10.

Lapan said the United States will also deliver medical supplies, tents, uniforms, sandbags, flak jackets and other non-lethal aid " in the coming weeks," as part of the 25-million-dollar non-lethal aid the White House promised.

U.S. President Barack Obama in April authorized up to 25 million U.S. dollars in non-lethal aid to the opposition in Libya.

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