Army Restarts Oil-For-Food Distribution In Iraq

By Thomas Duffy / April 4, 2003 at 5:00 AM
The Army's civil affairs units have restarted Iraq's oil-for-food distribution program in the southern port city of Umm Qasr and are slowly starting to set up distribution centers in town throughout the country, Army Col. David Blackledge said today. Speaking from Umm Qasr to a group of reporters in the Pentagon, Blackledge, the commander of the 354th Civil Affairs Brigade, said the immediate problem is getting potable water to Iraqis in Umm Qasr and surrounding towns. Umm Qasr residents stockpiled...

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