28 November '10
In the wake of the Wikileaks revelation that Iranian Red Crescent planes sent to Hezbollah during the Lebanon war were "half filled" with missiles, one may wonder how many planes are we talking about?
One hint: The war lasted from July 12 to August 14. Here is a report from Radio Free Europe from August 1:
The fifth consignment of Iranian aid destined for Lebanon arrived in Damascus on July 23, IRNA reported. The two aircraft carrying medicine and medical equipment from the Red Crescent Society came on the heels of four other aid shipments, Iranian Charge d'Affaires in Syria Ghazanfar Roknabadi said.
If there were two planeloads in each consignment, and the fifth one was on July 23rd, that averages out to roughly a planeload a day.
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