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The War in Our Neighborhood: A joint Israeli-Cypriot-US maneuver simulates an attack from and towards Iran

The War in Our Neighborhood: A joint Israeli-Cypriot-US maneuver simulates an attack from and towards Iran

Israel Radio reported that the Israeli Air Force conducted joint military exercises with Cyprus “to simulate an attack on Iran.” British Telegraph.

Called to confront long-range missile bombardment over the eastern Mediterranean

Israeli Army Radio reported that the maneuvers, which took place in coordination with the US Army and the Cypriot National Guard, included long-range operations and an attack on a distant target.

Military blogger OSINTdefender said that during the exercises, in which at least one squadron of Israeli fighter jets participated, a simulation of a retaliatory strike was conducted in preparation for an attack by Iran or its proxy on Israeli territory.

Towards strategic goals in Cyprus

He adds that the Israeli planes that took off from Israel were supported by air supply tankers, and faced long-range missile bombardment over the eastern Mediterranean and against strategic targets in Cyprus.

News of the air force's operations comes as Israeli officials say they are on alert in anticipation of an unprecedented direct strike from Iran using cruise missiles, ballistic missiles and drones.

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