Morocco offers aid to Algeria as wildfires continue to rage

Source: Xinhua| 2021-08-12 04:57:46|Editor: huaxia
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RABAT, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Morocco on Wednesday offered assistance to Algeria in its battle to extinguish wildfires ravaging mountain forests and villages in the northern province of Tizi Ouzou.

According to the state official news agency MAP, Moroccan King Mohammed VI instructed his interior and foreign ministers to "express to their Algerian counterparts the readiness of Morocco to help Algeria combat the wildfires."

King Mohammed VI has also "ordered to mobilize two Canadairs planes to take part in this operation, upon agreement with the Algerian authorities."

The fire that broke out on Monday in Tizi Ouzou has so far killed 69, including 20 soldiers, Algerian official news agency APS said Wednesday. Enditem

KEY WORDS: Morocco,Algeria,Wildfire