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IDF chief praises security cooperation in capture of fugitives

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi (right) meets with IDF officers and other security forces involved in the search for six fugitives who broke out of prison in northern Israel, on September 11, 2021. (Israel Defense Forces)
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi (right) meets with IDF officers and other security forces involved in the search for six fugitives who broke out of prison in northern Israel, on September 11, 2021. (Israel Defense Forces)

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi hails the cooperation between Israel’s security forces in the search for six fugitives who escaped Gilboa Prison, four of whom have been captured.

“The cooperation between organizations and professions is the key to finding the terrorists, as was proven in recent days. This is an event with regional implications, which radiates to other areas, and we are prepared for every scenario,” Kohavi says.

“Thousands of soldiers in the field, in headquarters, in intelligence units are trying to analyze and to catch the terrorists. We are doing everything needed with all of our strength, using our deepest technological, intelligence and special capabilities,” he says.

The IDF chief makes his remarks during a visit to the headquarters of the task force leading the search for the escaped prisoners.

“I praise the results to far, and we will continue in this effort until every terrorist who escaped is caught,” he says.

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