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IDF to hold several days of drills in south

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

In this image provided by the IDF, soldiers are seen conducting an urban-area drill in February 2021 in southern Israel. (Israel Defense Forces spokesperson)
In this image provided by the IDF, soldiers are seen conducting an urban-area drill in February 2021 in southern Israel. (Israel Defense Forces spokesperson)

The Israel Defense Forces will be holding military drills starting today and during the next few days in southern Israel.

The military says explosions may be heard in the area, and some roads may be temporarily blocked.

The drill was planned in advance, according to the IDF.

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