Israel and Cyprus armed forces are conducting military exercise
An unprecedented massive force appearance in Cypriot FIR, EEZ and the ground is Tel-Aviv’s answer to Ankara’s provocative binding with NAVTEX for a drill with real territory fire on the lot “1” of the Cypriot EEZ while Cypriot citizens recorded on video Israeli fighters flying at a low height above Paphos.
The traversal took place near Paphos Castle, having a westerly direction, namely toward the area where the Turkish forces are performing their drills.
There haven’t been more than a few days since the announcement of the Turkish NAVTEX, according to which, the lot “1” of the Cypriot EEZ at the high seas South-West of Pafos is bound.
Israelis are flying within the FIR of Nicosia, and their ground forces will perform their drills at the free territories of Cyprus.
According to information, the drill field of Israelis includes the FIR of Nicosia, as well as the province of Limassol and Troodos, with drills on the ground and air.
The most important part of the drill, though, will be west of Pafos, where the Turks will be training with real fire, within the Cypriot EEZ.
The drill with the name “ONISILOS-GEDEON 1/2017” is being conducted by the Armed Forces of the Republic of Cyprus and Israel.