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Iwo Jima docks at Limassol port

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The USS Iwo Jima docked at Limassol port on Monday morning for refuelling and crew R&R, reports said.

Sailing from Haifa in Israel, the Iwo Jima, which has a crew of 2,500 US navy personnel, has been in the Eastern Mediterranean for two weeks to take part in the Juniper Cobra (JC18) military drill with Israel.

According to an announcement by the Amphibious Preparedness Team (ARG), posted on the US-Navy website, while JC18 allows the US and Israel to increase interoperability between its various military forces.

The Juniper Cobra series has been regularly conducted since 2001 with the last iteration, JC16, being held in 2016.


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