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US, Israel, Turkey to stage military exercises in Mediterranean

The United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , Israel Israel, in the Bible
Israel (ĭz`rēəl, ĭz`rāəl) [as understood by Hebrews,=he strives with God], according to the book of Genesis, name given to Jacob as eponymous ancestor of the Hebrews, the chosen people of God.
 and Turkey will launch joint military exercises in the Mediterranean Mediterranean

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 next week, the Israeli army said Tuesday Tuesday: see week. .

The navies and air forces of the three countries will take part in the drills, dubbed dub 1  
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1. To tap lightly on the shoulder by way of conferring knighthood.

2. To honor with a new title or description.

 "Reliant Mermaid X", from August 17 to 21.

"The objective of this exercise is to practice coordinated emergency search and rescue procedures and measures for safety of life at sea," the Israeli army said in a statement.

Eight ships, four helicopters and three search and rescue aircraft will take part. Hosted by Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean, it is the 10th such exercise in as many years between the allies.

Israel and the US are linked by a strategic cooperation agreement.

Turkey is Israel's principal ally in the region and both countries have close economic ties following a military cooperation agreement in 1996.
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Date:Aug 11, 2009
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