IDF exercise simulates combat readiness on Israel’s Syria, Lebanon borders
The 2-week IDF combat drill combined ground, air, and naval forces that was aimed at simulating simultaneous military incursions on its borders with Lebanon & Syria.
• General of Northern Command said, Exercise showed IDF is more than able to “implement operational plans in all arenas.”
By The Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff
Israel’s military has conducted a drill to prepare for simultaneous combat along its borders with Syria and Lebanon.
An Israeli helicopter during a military exercise [Archive] – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
It said Wednesday the two-week exercise that combined air, ground and naval forces was aimed at “preparing troops for a long-term multifront conflict.”
GOC Northern Command Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi said it showed how the military is able to “implement operational plans in all arenas.”
Israel fought a monthlong war against the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah in 2006. Israel said Wednesday it thwarted a plot by Hezbollah to recruit Palestinians to attack Israelis.
On the Syrian border, Israel has been warily watching as insurgents battle forces loyal to President Bashar Assad. Israel and Syria are bitter enemies, but Assad kept the border quiet for decades.
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