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Israel, Cyprus, Greece conduct naval exercise amid tensions with Turkey

France also sent naval assets for the first time since last year's joint exercises.
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Israel’s navy conducted a joint exercise with Cyprus, Greece and France in the eastern Mediterranean this week as the countries continue to bolster defense cooperation amid ongoing tensions with Turkey.

Exercise Noble Dina was led by the Israeli navy off Cyprus’ west coast, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said. The exercise, which ended Thursday, included “anti-submarine procedures, search-and-rescue scenarios and a scenario simulating battle between ships,” the IDF said. Israeli Dolphin-II class submarines also participated in the exercise.

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