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Israel, UAE take part in joint air force drills in Greece

UAE military fighter jets
UAE military fighter jets

The UAE is currently taking part in an aerial drill organised by Greece alongside Israel, the US, Italy, the UK and Cyprus, Arab48 reported on Tuesday.

Though Israel’s participation in the exercises was kept secret, footage from the events showed staff with flags raised above them.

In addition, the organisers of the exercise circulated video footages of the aerial equipment, including Israeli F-16s.

This is not the first time the UAE has taken part in military exercises with Israel in spite of the two countries having no official diplomatic relations.

Last year Wikileaks revealed that normalisation between the UAE and Israel is ongoing via secret and public channels and through the Emirati Ambassador to Washington, Yousef Al-Otaiba.

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