IDF medical delegation touches down in quake-stricken Turkey to set up field hospital

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

A team of IDF personnel lands in Turkey on February 8, 2023, to set up a field hospital to treat those wounded in the devastating earthquake two days earlier. (IDF)
A team of IDF personnel lands in Turkey on February 8, 2023, to set up a field hospital to treat those wounded in the devastating earthquake two days earlier. (IDF)

A large Israel Defense Forces aid delegation to Turkey lands in the country’s southeast to establish a field hospital to treat victims of the devastating earthquake,

The IDF says 15 Air Force cargo planes carried hundreds of tons of equipment and 230 participants in order to set up the hospital in the coming hours.

The IDF already has some 150 search and rescue experts on the ground working to rescue civilians trapped under the rubble.

The hospital will be built near where the search and rescue teams are operating in the city of Kahramanmaraş, also known as Marash.

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