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Dahlak

 

an archipelago in the southwestern part of the Red Sea, separated from the African coast by the Massawa Channel. Part of Ethiopia, it consists of two large islands— Dahlak-Kebir (approximately 750 sq km)—and Norah (approximately 130 sq km)—and more than 120 small islands, most of which are uninhabited. The islands are surrounded by coral reefs and contain palm groves. The population engages in trapping turtles, fishing for shark, and diving for pearl and mother-of-pearl. The main city is Nokra.

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Caption: Right (top): A coral reef in the Dahlak Archipelago, near the port of Massawa.
(24.) Occasionally, one can find the pronoun kau or dahlak, "I", or more commonly drei, "myself, and gap drei, "all of us".
"But the Kingdom has wisely established strong relations with Eritrea, and there have been several visits to the Kingdom by the Eritrean side contributing to the stability of the Dahlak Archipelago."
Lebanese Hezbollah appears to have mentored the group, with Mareike Transfeld noting that "parallels in the Hezbollah takeover of West Beirut in 2008 and the Houthi grab of power in 2014 also suggest some exchange on military strategy." (40) Iran's interest in Yemen seems to have been piqued when Riyadh entered the sixth war in late 2009, at which time an Iranian intelligence-gathering ship took up station in the Red Sea near Eritrea's Dahlak Islands, on the same latitude as the Saudi-Yemeni border and the Yemeni port of Midi.
The country has control over the Dahlak Islands, an archipelago in the Red Sea, and some of the smaller Hanish islands.
Officials from opposition group, quoting "reliable" sources in Eritrea, claimed Asmara has allowed Cairo to acquire a military base in Nora locality at the Dahlak Island for an indefinite period of time.
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It has 2,234km of Red Sea coastline and an estimated 390 islands, primarily in the Dahlak Archipelago.
Israel's African assets include a stake on that continent's biggest dam project in Ethiopia and a military base on the most strategic isle in Eritrea's Dahlak Archipelago, as well as an advanced surveillance station run by Mossad in mountains near the border with South Sudan.
During the Israel South Red Sea Expedition to the Dahlak Archipelago in 1962 (Oren 1962), one of us (EC) spent 2+ h observing a small "catfish ball" as it moved and fed over open sandy areas.