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Wildfires Imperil Greek Isle of Rhodes, Forcing Big Evacuation

Greek Coast Guard vessels on Saturday moved to evacuate hundreds of tourists and locals from the island of Rhodes after five-day-old wildfires spread toward seaside villages.

A Navy warship was en route to join the four Greek coast guard vessels and three army boats that were being aided by 20 private vessels in the area, according to a Coast Guard statement.

A Coast Guard spokesman, Nikos Alexiou, said around 1,500 people had been evacuated from southeastern Rhodes. “Most have been rescued…

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Bourbiza Mohamed is an award-winning travel journalist who has been writing about her adventures around the world for over a decade. With a passion for exploring new cultures and experiencing different ways of life, Bourbiza Mohamed has traveled to over 107 countries across six continents and has documented her journeys in numerous publications. Bourbiza Mohamed writing is known for its vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes, which transport readers to the destinations she writes about. Her articles cover a wide range of topics, from off-the-beaten-path adventures to luxury travel experiences, and she has a particular interest in sustainable tourism and responsible travel. In addition to her writing, Bourbiza Mohamed is also an accomplished photographer, capturing stunning images of the people, landscapes, and wildlife she encounters on her travels. Her photos have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and Conde Nast Traveler.

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