Home Front Command exercise
Photo: Moti Kimchi
The IDF's Home Front, Northern and Southern commands held a joint exercise in Israel's northern and southern sectors on Monday.
In the northern sector, security forces drilled several scenarios, including a terror attack and a missile strike in a residential area.
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The southern sector saw Home Front Command Reserves simulate a mass search and rescue operation following a missile strike in a residential area, as well as chemical terrorism scenarios.
Despite growing turmoil in Lebanon and Syria, and recent intelligence indicating an imminent threat of terror on the southern border, the IDF said that both drills were routine exercise, held as part of the military's annual training program.
Last week, the Defense and Health Ministries teamed up for an exercise simulating bioterrorism attacks on civilian targets.
The defense establishment is gearing for yet another drill in January – this one simulating a "dirty bomb" hitting Haifa and causing a radioactive contamination.
The exercise – dubbed "Black Cloud" – would be the first its kind to be held in Israel.
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