Algeria yesterday rented two helicopters from the European Union to help fight the wildfires tearing through its forest in the north of the country, the government said yesterday.
The government said in a statement that “the two helicopters have recently helped fight fires that had broken out in Greece.”
As of Wednesday, at least 65 people were killed by the fires.
The Attorney General of Tizi-Ouzou, Abdelkader Amirouche, told reporters that hundreds of people have been affected by the fires, adding that they were started “deliberately” by “parties that do not wish good to the country”.
Meanwhile, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune declared three days of national mourning as of today.