Amazon Forest Fire: Brazilian Troops Deployed For Firefighting

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Published on 25 Aug 2019, 13:02
Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deployed in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.

President Jair Bolsonaro also tried to temper global concern, saying that previously deforested areas had burned and that intact rainforest was spared. Even so, the fires were likely to be urgently discussed at a summit of the Group of Seven leaders in France this weekend.

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