Azerbaijan sends 2 helicopters to help Israel to fight forest fire

Azerbaijan sends 2 helicopters to help Israel to fight forest fire

04 Dezember 2010

published by news.am


Israel —  On December 4, Azerbaijani Ministry for Emergency Situations (MES) sent two helicopters, Ka-32A and Mi-17-1b to join the international teams to extinguish a huge forest fire.

According to Chief of the Aviation group of MES, Colonel Ashraf Gasimov, the Israeli government appealed to the Azerbaijani government to take part in fire extinguishing.

The Azerbaijani Ministry sent 2 helicopters and detachment of 16 people to Israel. The helicopters will fly out to Israel via Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey-Cyprus route. The Azerbaijani firemen will take part in fire extinguishing operations in Haifa city where the blaze is more widespread, News.az reports.


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