Turkish planes depart Israel to fight Lebanese forest fires

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December 6, 2010 17:09

 
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After helping to fight the Carmel fire, Turkish water-dropping airplanes made their way North - to Lebanon. At the same time that Israel was fighting the deadliest fire it had ever seen, Lebanon's cedar trees, which it features on its flag, were burning uncontrolled.

According to the Lebanese paper The Daily Star, over 120 fires erupted over the weekend, with over 57 breaking out on Sunday. The largest fires were concentrated in the Wadi Shahrour and Baabda regions of the country where over 150,000 square meters were charred.

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