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IDF wraps up first week of major military exercise

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

Israeli troops are seen participating in the IDF's 'Chariots of Fire' drill in northern Israel, in May 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)
Israeli troops are seen participating in the IDF's 'Chariots of Fire' drill in northern Israel, in May 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)

The military wraps up the first week of a major exercise that it is holding, involving nearly all units of the Israel Defense Forces.

During the past week, both conscript and reserve troops practiced responding to sudden events in multiple theaters simultaneously, with a focus on defending Israel’s northern border, the IDF says.

“Troops practiced the transition from routine to emergency in the northern sector, the Lebanese front, and the Syrian front — in parallel with the challenges in the other areas,” chief of the military’s northern command Amir Baram says.

The drill — dubbed “Chariots of Fire” — is scheduled to run for three more weeks.

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