Lebanon and Iraq stand by Syria in facing repercussions of the devastating earthquake

Damascus, SANA- Minister of the Interior, Major-General Muhammad al-Rahmoun, received a phone call from the Minister of Public Works and Transport in Lebanon’s caretaker government, Ali Hamieh, during which Hamieh expressed his condolences and sympathy for the earthquake victims.

Major-General al-Rahmoun also received a phone call from the Iraqi Minister of Interior, Lieutenant-General Abdul-Amir Al-Shammari, during which he affirmed standing by Syria in this ordeal, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.

An earthquake hit Syria at Monday dawn with a magnitude of 7.7, leaving hundreds of victims, a large number of injuries, and the collapse and cracking of dozens of residential buildings, as the number of victims amounted to 812 deaths and 1,449 injuries in Aleppo, Lattakia and Hama, in an infinite toll.

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