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Department of Defense News Release
Operation Enduring Freedom Update
Washington, D.C.
October 10, 2001

U.S. military strikes against terrorist and military targets, and humanitarian relief airdrops for the Afghan people, continued for a third day yesterday.

In yesterday's military operations, U.S. forces struck six military targets, using between five and eight land-based bombers and eight to 10 naval strike aircraft. The broad category of targets struck included airfields, air defense sites and infrastructure of the al Qaeda terrorist organization. This included a re-strike on a garrison near Mazar-e-Sharif.

Also yesterday, two U.S. Air Force C-17 transport aircraft flew for a third day in support of humanitarian relief efforts, dropping about 35,000 packets of humanitarian daily rations for the Afghan people.

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