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Gulf countries rush earthquake aid to Turkey, Syria

Countries in the Gulf have announced aid for Turkey and Syria after Monday's devastating earthquakes.
This aerial view shows residents helped by bulldozers, searching for victims and survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings, following an earthquake in the town of Sarmada in the countryside of the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, early on February 6, 2023. Over 1,500 people have been killed in the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria. (Photo by MUHAMMAD HAJ KADOUR/AFP via Getty Images)

Some Gulf countries have sent rescue teams and urgently needed aid to Turkey and Syria after two massive earthquakes devastated the region within a 12-hour period, killing thousands.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Jordan announced that they will send aid and rescue teams to both affected countries, where winter temperatures are dropping.

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