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Aug 5, 2010 9:25 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

US Army begins relief missions in Pakistan

U.S. Army helicopters have flown their first relief missions in Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest.

An Associated Press reporter saw four U.S. Chinooks evacuating hundreds of people stranded for days in a mountain town in the upper reaches of the Swat Valley.

A U.S. Embassy spokesman said Thursday the choppers had flown 12 sorties.

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