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Greece – Libya: Air Bases Araxos for F-16 and Aktio for AWACS

There are currently  six Belgian F-16 fighter jets at Araxos air base, near the city of Patras on the Peloponnese. Greek media reported that the Netherlands is to send six F-16 to be stationed there as well. Aktio air base at Preveza, western Greece, is most likely to be used …

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3 Dutch Marines arrived in Athens after Diplomacy Thriller with Libya

A diplomatic thriller took place last night in Libya when a Greek C-130 was dispatched to pick up three Dutch marines but the Libyan government was trying to make a bargain and press the Maltese government to represent Gaddafi’s interests in the European union. The Dutch marines, two men and one woman, …

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NATO warming up for Libya? Greece’s Souda Air Base to get involved?

Is NATO warming up  for a military intervention in Lybia, even if for ‘humanitarian reasons’? If the answer is “Yes”, Greece is most likely to play a role in facilitating and supporting North Atlantic Treaty Org. troops with its Souda airbase on the island of Crete, some 300 nautical miles away …

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