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Israel sends firefighters to help battle blazes in Cyprus

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

An Israeli firefighting delegation lands in Cyprus, June 23, 2022. (Israel Police)
An Israeli firefighting delegation lands in Cyprus, June 23, 2022. (Israel Police)

An Israeli firefighting delegation lands in Cyprus to assist with battling fires that are spreading in the north of the Mediterranean island.

The Israel Fire and Rescue Services and Israel Police delegation includes two Air Tractor AT-802 firefighting planes and 17 members who will assist in the firefighting efforts.

The delegation, with various firefighting equipment, was flown to Cyprus aboard an Israeli military plane.

“The Israel Defense Forces will continue to assist on behalf of the State of Israel in any event that may be required, and will contribute its experience and capabilities,” the military says.

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