Japan may airlift relief supplies directly to the southern Iraqi city of Samawah instead of Baghdad.

Government sources said Tuesday the Defense Agency had planned for Air Self-Defense Force C-130 transport aircraft now in Kuwait to begin delivering supplies to Baghdad International Airport, which is under the control of U.S.-led forces.

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