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IDF expects 1,500 rockets could be fired daily from Lebanon in war with Hezbollah

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Hezbollah fighters stand atop a car mounted with a mock rocket, as they parade during a rally to mark the seventh day of Ashoura, in the southern village of Seksakiyeh, Lebanon, on October 9, 2016. (Mohammed Zaatari/AP)
Hezbollah fighters stand atop a car mounted with a mock rocket, as they parade during a rally to mark the seventh day of Ashoura, in the southern village of Seksakiyeh, Lebanon, on October 9, 2016. (Mohammed Zaatari/AP)

According to military assessments, the Israel Defense Forces expects that some 1,500 rockets could be fired from Lebanon per day in a potential war.

The assessments are being put to the test during an ongoing monthlong exercise dubbed “Chariots of Fire.”

The Home Front Command is practicing a simulation in which 80 sites are heavily damaged in rocket attacks with some 300 casualties, during an escalation with the Hezbollah terror group that may last several days.

The exercise also includes practicing maneuvers for a possible ground invasion in Lebanon.

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