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Iran ships 82 tons in aid to Lebanon

Beirut, Aug 11, IRNA-Since Israel waged all-out offensive against Lebanon, the Islamic Republic of Iran has donated 82 tons of humanitarian aid to the people of Lebanon, an Iranian official said.

Speaking to IRNA on Thursday, Abdolraouf Adib-Zadeh, representative of Iran's Red Crescent Society in Beirut, added that Iran's humanitarian aid to Lebanon since the beginning of the Israeli war, is valued at 244 billion rials (1 Dollar is about 8500 rials).

"The aid consignments include 2,500 relief tents, 380 six-meter blankets, three 400-meter blankets, 1,750 sleeping bags and 160 other blankets," he said.

Adib-Zadeh elaborated that food products including rice, sugar, date, bread, tea, cheese, jam and milk powder as well as medicines were other donations extended to Lebanese people.

He noted three ambulances were also given to the Lebanese Health Ministry.

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