Jerusalem, 15 June 2000

PM Barak Dispatches Firefighting Aircraft to Cyprus
(Communicated by the Defense Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ehud Barak today (Thursday), 15.6.2000, responded to a request from the Cypriot government to assist in extinguishing the large fires currently raging near Nicosia.

Prime Minister Barak ordered the IDF to dispatch IAF firefighting aircraft to Cyprus. Two Yasur helicopters and one Karnaf plane will shortly leave for Cyprus.  
 PM Barak Dispatches Firefighting Aircraft to Cyprus-15-Jun-2000
 PM Barak Dispatches Firefighting Aircraft to Cyprus-15-Jun-2000
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