Photo: AFP
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Photo: AFP

IDF launches surprise exercise in Golan Heights

After last week's massive Air Force exercise, military calls up thousands of reservists for drill in the Golan Heights, which is expected to last several days; exercise was planned in advance as part of 2018 training plan.

The IDF called up thousands of reservists on Sunday morning for a surprise exercise in the Golan Heights, the IDF's Spokesperson's Office said.



The exercise will last several days, during which there will be an increased presence of military vehicles in the area, and explosions will be heard.


The IDF Spokesman's Office stressed the surprise drill was planned in advanced as part of the 2018 training schedule and is meant to help maintain troops' preparedness.


File photo (Photo: Yoav Zitun)
File photo (Photo: Yoav Zitun)


A massive Air Force exercise ended on Thursday simulating a two-front aerial campaign on the southern and northern borders, with Israeli jets battering hundreds of simulated targets.


Taking place against a backdrop of heightened tensions between Israel and the Hamas terror organization along the Gaza border, the drill was intended to sharpen the IAF’s preparedness for war scenarios on more than one front.


Hundreds of fighter jets and helicopters participated in the drill, taking to the skies day and night for seven days.


During the exercise training for scenarios on the southern border, which was also intended to enhance air support for infantry soldiers, dozens of fighter jets practiced for rapid attacks on hundreds of targets in the Gaza Strip.


The technical staff armed the planes and helicopters for the flight drills that included hundreds of reservists from all the ranks.


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