Israel Holds Major Military Drill "Simulating War" with Hizbullah

(Independent-UK) Bethan McKernan - Beginning Monday, the Israel Defense Forces deployed thousands of air, sea and land personnel to the Lebanese border for its biggest military drill in almost two decades. A military official said the exercise was to prepare for "preserving the current stability in the northern sector," as well as "scenarios we'll be facing in the next confrontation with Hizbullah." The drill will utilize planes, ships, submarines, drones, cyber and canine units, and Israel's missile defense system. Elite units will practice disarming bombs and locating and fighting in tunnels. Two field hospitals and trucks and helicopters for evacuating casualties will also be set up.

2017-09-06 00:00:00

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