Air Force ferrys Egyptian refugees

Thursday - 3/10/2011, 9:40am EST

The Defense Department is quietly at work in strife-torn Egypt. DOD reports two C-130s transport planes have been shuttling Egyptian refugees from Tunisia to Cairo. The Egyptians had fled the ongoing fighting in Libya. In all, DOD has flown ten humanitarian flights to take 640 Egyptians home. The two planes involved belong to the Air Force and the Marine Corps. They are based in Crete and Sicily. Two other flights brought blankets and water bottles for the refugees.

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