Moroccan King Expresses Readiness To Help Algeria Combat Forest Fires
Rabat, August 12 (TNA) Moroccan King Mohammed VI has given instructions to the Ministers of Interior and Foreign Affairs to express to their Algerian counterparts the readiness of the Kingdom of Morocco to help Algeria combat the forest fires that are ravaging several regions of the country, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad.
On the orders of the King, two Canadairs were mobilized to take part in this operation, upon agreement with the Algerian authorities, the same source said.
Forest fires in Algeria have been raging in different parts over the past few days. More than 60 people have perished in these incidents, including 25 soldiers deployed to help put out the blaze.
As seen in TV footage, thick clouds of smoke covered much of the mountainous Kabylie region east of the capital. Dozens of separate fires have raged through forest areas across northern Algeria.