March 23, 2023

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Joint Operations Command: Conclusion of Emirates Search and Rescue Team missions in Turkey

The Ministry of Defense’s Joint Operations Command has announced that the operations of the Interior Ministry’s search and rescue team participating in Operation “The Gallant Night 2” in Turkey will end, following the announcement by the Turkish Emergency and Disaster Management Agency (AFAD). The search and rescue operations in Turkey ended, while the Turkish government thanked the Emirati team for its swift response and great help in saving lives.

The Emirati search and rescue team yesterday began repatriation procedures after 14 consecutive days of search and rescue operations in Turkey as part of Operation “The Gallant Night 2”. The President is His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

For his part, on behalf of the Turkish government, the Director General of Disaster Response expressed his gratitude for the speed of the UAE team’s response and great help in saving lives at a very difficult time, as well as the professionalism and sincerity of the team. A true commitment to supporting Turkish teams.

The Emirati search and rescue team was the last international classified team to leave Turkey, and the Turkish government announced that the search and rescue operation had ended. The search and rescue team of the Ministry of Interior carried out search and rescue operations for survivors in three locations. Hard-hit areas in KahramanmaraƟ province after the earthquake.

Turkey’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake was epicentered in Kahramanmaras province.

The team succeeded in rescuing 10 people and recovering 26 bodies, and the team was keen to use the highest standards of safety and security during the rescue operations, and the rubble of the buildings was handled with high expertise.

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