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21 June 2006
Books for Baghdad Ready to Ship 19,000 Books

Jacksonville State University's Dr. Safaa Al-Hamdani, biology professor and founder of Books for Baghdad, said nearly 19,000 textbooks and a large number of scientific journals have been collected and packaged for shipment to Baghdad University.

"I have made the arrangements with International Relief and Development to ship the books to Baghdad next Wednesday,  June 28," he said. "They are going to send two 20-foot containers, one during the morning and the other during the afternoon. I have informed Baghdad University about our gift, and they are highly impressed and appreciative of our effort in helping  improve the education status in Iraq. They are  overwhelmed with our generosity and sincere commitment.

"Many thanks to those of you on campus and all the other participants who have helped in this project."

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