They are firefighters and members of the Civil Protection and the Simon Bolivar Humanitarian Task Force. Accompanied by six rescue dogs, the specialists departed on a Conviasa airline plane, which was also transporting 22 tons of humanitarian aid.
The Venezuelan rescuers will make a first stop in Syria, where they will deliver part of the food and medicine they carry. The firefighters will stay in this country.
Subsequently, the plane will continue to Türkiye, where the other part of the humanitarian assistance will be delivered and the rest of the Civil Protection team will disembark.
► VIDEO: Footage has been released of a young child smiling and playing with his rescuers after being pulled alive from earthquake rubble in Armanaz, Syria pic.twitter.com/9eDPQ41A2o