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UAE rescuers race against time to save earthquake survivors

by Dubaiforum

Friday, February 10th, 2023 8:37pm

By ARN News Staff


The UAE’s search and rescue teams are racing against time to save people trapped under the rubble of the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

The 134 rescuers are operating under the ‘Gallant Knight/2’ operation led by the Joint Operations Command of the UAE Ministry of Defence.

The teams, who are equipped with specialised equipment designed for major rescue operations, have been deployed across several affected areas of the two countries.

The UAE’s rescue personnel were among the first to reach the quake-struck sites, a testament to their rapid response to cases of natural disasters.

“The cataclysmic aftermath of the earthquake necessitated a serious stance to come to the aid of the Syrian and Turkish people, obligating us to match our response with the size of the disaster, in line with the UAE’s approach to dealing with such cases and our understanding of the urgency of the situation,” the Joint Operations Command said in a statement.

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