Is Germany Ready for Military Operation in Middle East? – Bild Says Yes

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Berlin has deployed several Special Forces units to Cyprus as it prepares for “all scenarios” in the Middle East, Bild reports.

The German government has decided to deploy some of the nation’s top Special Forces units to Cyprus as it prepares for potential crisis situations in Israel, Gaza, and the Middle East, the tabloid Bild reported on Wednesday, citing security sources.

The German Army’s Special Forces Command (KSK) has been deployed to the island nation in the Eastern Mediterranean, Bild said, adding that the Navy Special Forces (KSM) unit, also known as combat swimmers, was deployed to the area as well.

The federal police Special Forces unit specializing in rescuing hostages (GSG 9) was sent there as well, the tabloid reported.

According to Bild, Berlin is preparing for “all scenarios” amid a continued escalation between Israel and the Palestinian Resistance.

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All the necessary equipment as well as several military transport aircraft, including the Airbus A400M Atlas and Lockheed C-130 Hercules, were transported to Cyprus as well, according to Bild.

The government had allegedly already informed the relevant parliamentary committees about its preparations, the media outlet said.

“We are ready for a cold start and prepared for all options,” Berlin said, according to Bild.

A “cold start” in the language of the German military means a high state of readiness that would allow the units to be immediately deployed to a relevant area and become operational without any additional preparations.

(RT, PC)

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