Israel trains Kenyan rescue forces

Thursday, June 21, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

A group of 24 Kenyan military officers graduated last week from a three-week search-and-rescue course conducted annually by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Home Front Command.

IDF officials decided to hold this year's course in English following a request from Nairobi to allow Kenyan military personnel to participate, reported The Jerusalem Post.

Israeli search-and-rescue teams have won global acclaim as a result of assistance provided to disaster areas over the past decade. Several of those disaster have occurred in Kenya, and the government there has made a regular habit of calling in the IDF first.

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