Turkey to help Lebanon fight fire
Turkey will send planes to help fight the forest fire in Lebanon, the Anadolu news agency quoted the Turkish Foreign Ministry as reporting.
Based on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's order, two Turkish fire-fighting jets were sent to Lebanon.
A forest fire that started on the Caramel Mountain reached Lebanon on Sunday. Four square kilometers of territory near the Fatri village have so far been damaged.
On Sunday, the Israeli authorities informed foreign countries that additional aviation forces were no longer needed to extinguish the forest fire. According to media, residents of at least three evacuated villages were allowed to return home.
Later, the Israeli Fire Department said the forest fire was brought under control.
Reuters reported that heavy rains helped to fight the fire.
The fire started last Thursday on Caramel Mountain.
Some 41 people died - mostly members of the Israeli Prison Service, who burned alive in a rescue bus heading toward the emergency zone.
In addition, Turkey, at the request of Albania, which has been affected by severe floods, sent two evacuation jets to this country, TRT reported.
Diplomatic sources say Turkey is ready to help the rest of the Balkans, which have been affected by a natural disaster.