Bracing for Gaza clash, IDF launches urban, tunnel warfare drill

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(Worthy News) - The Israeli military this week concluded a combined urban and ‎tunnel warfare exercise simulating fighting in the Gaza Strip. The ‎IDF Spokesperson's Unit said the drill, the 11th of its kind to be held ‎this year, was part of the military's routine wartime ‎readiness program. ‎

But according to official, the timing of the drill, just two ‎weeks after the the worst flare-up on the Israel-Gaza Strip ‎border since 2014, ‎as well as the fact that it included extreme case scenarios, was meant as a message to Hamas, the terrorist group that rules Gaza. ‎

The drill, which concluded on Wednesday, was led by the Kfir ‎Brigade, the largest infantry brigade in the IDF. It included ‎Engineering and Armored corps' forces, as well as the canine ‎special forces unit, Oketz.‎ [ Source: Israel Hayom (Read More...) ]

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