Surprise Israeli Military Drill on Syrian, Lebanese Borders

Press TV02.05.2013 MENA
Surprise Israeli Military Drill on Syrian, Lebanese Borders

Surprise Israeli Military Drill on Syrian, Lebanese Borders

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Israel’s Armed Forces launched a snap division-scale drill along the full length of the Syrian and Lebanese borders Tuesday, April 30, with call-up orders for some 2,000 reservists.

“The scenario involves Lebanon, but it could also be Syria,” a senior military source said, stressing that the drill aims at assessing the preparedness of the Israeli troops.

The source went on to say that the surprise drill, which involves live-fire exercises, would end on Thursday 02 May.

The Israeli media quoted a second Israeli source as saying that the drill was the first of its kind, as it “simulates a broad-based call-up, and follows the process from the reservists’ home to the meeting point, and reflects the real situation regarding the force’s preparedness.”

“The drill includes a change in the division’s mission; the division must create a new combat procedure based on a new operative plan within 48 hours,” the source added.

The drill comes amid the escalation of tensions between Israel and Lebanon over the Tel Aviv regime’s violations of Lebanon’s airspace.

On Tuesday, 6 Israeli military aircrafts penetrated Lebanese airspace and flew over several areas of the country.

Lebanon's government, Hezbollah, and the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, known as UNIFIL, have repeatedly condemned the overflights, saying they are in clear violation of UN Resolution 1701 and the country's sovereignty.

Source: Press TV; Agencies



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