U.S. military launches earthquake relief mission in Turkey
The US military has deployed forces to assist with earthquake relief efforts in Turkey. The aid will be coordinated through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) at the request of Turkey. US forces are helping with search-and-rescue efforts and providing medical assistance. The military's expanding disaster response mission was announced as the death toll from the earthquakes rose above 23,000. US Army helicopters and Air Force personnel are supporting Turkish military forces to unload aid.
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