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US Sending Helicopters, Supplies to Quake Areas


The United States says it will send helicopters and planes full of supplies to Pakistan as part of the effort to save people affected by Saturday's devastating earthquake.

The U.S. embassy in Islamabad said Sunday that eight U.S. military helicopters will bring emergency relief to quake areas. It says two C-130 aircraft will transport blankets, winterized tents, and other supplies.

The military also plans to charter commercial aircraft to bring in plastic sheeting, blankets, and water containers.

President Bush promised U.S. aid on Saturday, while offering Americans' deepest sympathies for the loss of life.

The president considers Pakistan a key ally in the U.S.-led war on terror. Pakistan was one of many countries that offered assistance to help the United States deal with Hurricane Katrina.

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