The Libyan Government of National Unity (GNU) announced sending tons of aid materials containing medicines and foodstuffs to both Syria and Turkey, to support the people affected by the earthquake that struck the two countries last Monday.

In a statement on Saturday, the GNU confirmed the launching of the first air bridge flights to help the Syrian and Turkish peoples, explaining that the aids included tents, blankets, heaters and various foodstuffs.

More than 25,000 people were killed in the earthquake that hit Syria and Turkey, according to the latest official figures that were announced on Saturday.

Libyan PM Dbeibah instructed his government agencies last Tuesday to send a shipment of humanitarian aid, consisting of medicines, children's clothes, tents, blankets and mattresses, to support of the Syrian people in the wake of the earthquake after sending a letter of condolence to the Syrian Prime Minister Hussein Arnous.

On Friday, the Turkish embassy in Libya identified the type of aid needed by the areas affected by the devastating earthquake that struck the country, saying in a statement that, based on developments in the earthquake zones, there was an urgent need for winter tents, blankets, electricity generators, heaters, sleeping bags, camping mats, and stretchers.