Israel army to hold drill simulating war with Hezbollah

The drill will last 10 days and simulate “scenarios we’ll be facing in the next confrontation with Hezbollah”, a defense source said Monday, referring to the Iran-backed Shiite movement.

Military sources said tens of thousands of soldiers, including thousands of reserves, would take part.

Aircraft, boats and submarines would be deployed, and the army’s canine unit would also participate, they said.

The army would set up two field hospitals and test unmanned trucks and helicopters to evacuate casualties.

Israel and the United States last month accused a UN peacekeeping mission of turning a blind eye to Hezbollah smuggling arms and amassing forces on Lebanon’s southern border with Israel in preparation for war, after a conflict between both sides in 2006.

Preparations for the drill, however, have been ongoing for more than a year and a half, the sources said.

The last time the Israeli army held a drill of this volume was in 1998, when it simulated a war with the Syrian army for a week.

AFP

  • Y K

    Where’s Omega with a conspiracy theory when you need one? 🙂

  • Hannibal

    You’re gonna need more than two field hospitals…

  • יוסף בן-ישראל

    The alliance between Aoun and the Hizballah is leading the Lebanon to the destruction, internal and external.

  • Rudy1947

    Now Nasrallrat and his cronies have their panties in knot and are flapping their gums about their next meeting. Nasrallrat should be considering a salt water bath instead of the Litany River version.