IDF teams begin search and rescue operations in Turkey
Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.
The Israeli military aid delegation to Turkey following the major earthquake has begun to assist in search and rescue operations.
The Home Front Command team was reportedly delayed by several hours due to weather conditions and traffic.
First images from the scene are shared by David Saranga, a foreign ministry official.
The Israeli rescue team just started the operation to try and find survivors ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/YIGJkOnDZg
— David Saranga (@DavidSaranga) February 7, 2023
“This is the team of Israeli men and women who are on the ground in #Türkiye rescuing people and assisting with emergency relief efforts,” Saranga tweets. “Good luck and a safe and successful mission.”