Damascus, SANA- Syria expressed deep regret over the fires erupted in the forests in the Algerian provinces of El Tarf and Setif , expressing its fraternal sympathy with the Algerian leadership and brotherly people over this catastrophe.
The Syrian Arab Republic expresses deep regret over the fires erupted in the forests in the Algerian provinces of El Tarf and Sétif, claiming the lives of a number of citizens and injuring other, a Foreign and Expatriates Ministry official source said in a statement to SANA Thursday.
The source added that Syria highly appreciated the efforts made by the Algerian government to confront these fires, expressing its brotherly sympathy with Algeria over this calamity.
Syria offered sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims and wishes a quick recovery to the wounded, the statement added.
At least 26 people died and dozens of others were injured in forest fires that ravaged 14 districts of northern Algeria on Wednesday and destroyed more than 800 hectares of woodland, Interior Minister Kamel Beldjoud said.
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