23 Relief Planes for those Affected by the Earthquake Arrived in Syria so Far

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the dispatch of more than 300 Russian soldiers, according to Athr Press.

So far, 23 planes have arrived at the airports of Damascus, Aleppo and Latakia, from eight Arab and foreign countries. They are loaded with relief aid such as tents, food, equipment and other relief supplies. There are two announced planes which have not yet arrived.   

So far, Algeria, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates have sent four planes loaded with hundreds of tons of various relief aid, and Iraq has sent a fleet of 28 fuel tankers and a land fleet of relief aid.   

They were followed by Iran and Egypt, from which three planes landed at Damascus International Airport so far, carrying tons of various humanitarian aid. 

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Russia sent two planes, one from India, another from Libya, one from Jordan and one from Armenia.   

In addition, there are still several countries that have announced the dispatch of relief planes and rescue teams and their arrival has not yet been officially announced. Saudi Arabia announced the opening of an air bridge for humanitarian aid to those affected by the earthquake in Syria and Turkey, but no aircraft has arrived from them so far.   

In addition to relief aircraft, several countries also participated in sending specialized rescue teams to search for those trapped under rescue in the governorates of Aleppo, LatTakia and Hama. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the dispatch of more than 300 Russian soldiers and 60 military engineering units to participate since Tuesday to provide assistance in Syria.   

Lebanon also sent a team of 70 people from the Lebanese Red Cross, the Fire Brigade and the Civil Defence. A team of 110 people from the Algerian Civil Protection arrived to participate in the search and rescue operations equipped with all the equipment and tools necessary for the search, while the Jordanian Foreign Ministry also announced the dispatch of a Royal Jordanian Air Force plane carrying rescue equipment and logistical materials, in addition to a Jordanian rescue team of 99 rescuers. 


This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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