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Kuwait sends firefighters to Greece, Turkey to help put out wildfires

August 09, 2021
On Sunday, some 45 Kuwaiti firefighters joined efforts to put out massive wildfires in Turkish coastal towns, the Kuwaiti military said. Wildfires have been raging in Greece and Turkey amid a heatwave not seen in southern Europe in decades.
On Sunday, some 45 Kuwaiti firefighters joined efforts to put out massive wildfires in Turkish coastal towns, the Kuwaiti military said. Wildfires have been raging in Greece and Turkey amid a heatwave not seen in southern Europe in decades.

Saudi Gazette report

KUWAIT CITY —
The Kuwaiti army announced on Monday that two of its transport planes left for Greece carrying some 40 Kuwaiti firefighters to help the European country put out massive wildfires in its coastal towns.

In a statement, the directorate of the moral guidance and public relations of the army said that the aid comes in the implementation of directives from Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

The two airplanes departed from Abdullah Al-Mubarak airbase with the attendance of Chief of the Kuwait Fire Force (KFF) Lieutenant General Khaled Al-Mekrad, Charge d'Affairs at the Embassy of Greece in Kuwait Antonius Hazeroglu and a number of airbase officers.

On Sunday, some 45 Kuwaiti firefighters joined efforts to put out massive wildfires in Turkish coastal towns, the Kuwaiti military said. Wildfires have been raging in Greece and Turkey amid a heatwave not seen in southern Europe in decades.


August 09, 2021
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