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Brazilian Military Begins Operations To Fight Amazon Fires

22 days ago   |   By Huffington Post

Brazilian troops backed by military aircraft on Saturday prepared to deploy in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. Some 44,000 troops will be available for “unprecedented” operations to put out the fires, and forces are heading to four Brazilian states that asked for federal help to contain the blazes, defence minister Fernando Azevedo said. The states are Roraima, Rondonia, Tocantins and Para. The military's first mission will be the deployment of 700 troops to the area around Porto Velho, capital...
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Amazon forest fires to be tackled by Brazilian troops as operation begins

Amazon forest fires to be tackled by Brazilian troops as operation begins

22 days ago   |   By Daily Record

Around 44,000 military personnel will be available to battle the blaze which has prompted anti-government protests and international outcry.
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Amazon fires: Brazilian military begins operations to fight record number of blazes amid global outcry

Amazon fires: Brazilian military begins operations to fight record number of blazes amid global outcry

22 days ago   |   By Evening Standard

Brazilian troops backed by military aircraft have begun operations to help battle a record number of fires in the Amazon, which have prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.
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