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IDF testing air raid sirens in southern Israel amid ongoing drills

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

Rockets fired by Hamas terrorists in Gaza into Israel, seen over the central Israeli town of Kiryat Gat on May 18, 2021. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
Rockets fired by Hamas terrorists in Gaza into Israel, seen over the central Israeli town of Kiryat Gat on May 18, 2021. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

The Israel Defense Forces says it is testing air raid sirens at military bases near Kiryat Gat in southern Israel.

The sirens may be heard in nearby towns.

A similar siren test will be held tomorrow on bases near the Gaza Strip, also at 2 p.m.

The drills come amid a month-long exercise — dubbed “Chariots of Fire” — involving nearly all units of the IDF.

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