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Israeli Commandos Heading to Cyprus for Largest-ever Drill: Turkey answers the same way

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Israeli commandos will be undergoing training in Cyprus next week, the biggest joint military exercise ever undertaken between the two countries in the island nation.

Sqaudrons of Black Hawk helicopters will head to Cyprus for the joint exercise, which starts Sunday, Haaretz has learned. 

The Israeli commando forces will be spending a week in the Troodos Mountains. According to Cypriot media sources, the training will involve 400 Israeli soldiers.



Turkey Holds Naval Drill Off Cyprus in Heated Response to Israeli Commando Exercise on Its Doorstep

Haaretz previously reported that Israel's drill, its largest-ever commando exercise, caused friction with Turkey in the latest chapter of tensions caused by the search for natural gas in the sea off Cyprus's coast



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