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04-28-2006, 05:03 AM
Sweden, Israel quarrel over military exercise pull-out

Thu Apr 27, 2:45 PM ET

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Sweden and Israel were locked in a diplomatic row after the Scandinavian country pulled out of a military exercise because the Israelis were taking part.

The Swedish foreign ministry said on Wednesday that the Spring Flag air exercises in Sardinia on May 8-25 "have been organised for peacekeeping operations and we don't want to take part because of Israel's participation".

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