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IDF exercise simulating war with Hezbollah comes to a close

The IDF’s “Or Hadagan” exercise, which simulated a war with the Hezbollah terrorist group, officially comes to an end after 10 days of mock combat in which tens of thousands of troops took part.

“Over the past two weeks the Northern Command trained, including its various units, both to defend and attack in the northern front. We improved our readiness for future challenges by using the concept of joint cooperation as well as by enhancing our capabilities in intelligence, fire and maneuver,” said the head of the Northern Command, Maj. Gen. Yoel Strick.

A video of the exercise that was released by the army shows the involvement of ground troops, unmanned aerial vehicles, naval ships, helicopters, fighter jets and artillery.

This was the army’s largest exercise in 19 years. It got its name from Meir Dagan, a former Mossad chief and former head of the Northern Command, who died last year.

— Judah Ari Gross

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