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Israel, Greece mark growing ties with joint air force drill

Greek and Israeli air forces hold two-week-long drill as the two countries' ties tighten following Greek government's attempt to halt the Gaza-bound flotilla from departing.
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By Anshel Pfeffer, Amira Hass

Israel's Air Force on Monday concluded a two-week drill with the Hellenic Air Force as the two nations cemented growing ties between their militaries, recently reflected in Greece's recent move to halt a Gaza-bound flotilla set to depart from its shores.

The joint drill was held at Greece's Larisa Air Base, and several elite Israeli squadrons, along with the IDF's elite rescue unit 669 took part in the exercise along with

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Added: Jul-4-2011 Occurred On: Jul-4-2011
By: aydeo
Other Middle East
Tags: Israel, Greece, joint air force drill, Gaza-bound flotilla, Canadian ship
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