Turkey sends fire-fighting planes to Lebanon after Israel

Two planes from Turkey, which helped Israel fight against a forest fire, will proceed to Lebanon to join efforts to contain fire.

Turkey sends fire-fighting planes to Lebanon after Israel

Turkey will send fire-fighting planes to Lebanon.

Two planes from Turkey, which helped Israel fight against a forest fire, will proceed to Lebanon to join efforts to contain fire.

Turkish Foreign Ministry stated on Monday that a fire, which broke out in Fitri --45 kilometers north of Beirut, Lebanon--, could not have been taken under control, and it affected nearly a four square-km area.

The ministry said that upon demand of Lebanese Premier Saad al-Hariri and directives of Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan, two Turkish planes would proceed to Lebanon on Monday, and join fire extinguishing efforts.

A total of 120 fires broke out in Lebanon last week due to drought.

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