Israel” Prepares for Potential War with Hizbullah”
The next war with Hizbullah greatly occupies the “Israeli” military institution.
In this context, the “Israeli” Jerusalem Post daily stated Wednesday that “reconnaissance soldiers from the so-called “Israeli” Engineering Corps recently completed an intensive series of subterranean warfare drills to prepare them for a potential clash with Hizbullah in southern Lebanon.”
Moreover, the report claimed that Hizbullah has placed its command and control centers in underground bunkers, and dug a maze of tunnels where commanders, fighters and weaponry can be placed out of sight of the “Israel” Air Force.
It further mentioned that “soldiers from the reconnaissance platoon of the Assaf Engineering Brigade underwent month-long exercises simulating complex terrain fighting, much of which involved dense forests. A week of training was dedicated to combat in tunnels.”
“Today during training, we simulated a northern terrain, that included what we might encounter,” Lt. Sagiv Shoker, commander of the Reconnaissance Unit, said.
“In every such drill, we acquire more information, which prepares us for the day we receive the order… the soldiers apply the new information to their next drill or operational mission, so that we are in effect training for combat around the clock, all year,” Shoker added.
Moreover, the report highlighted that “the training – held at the Elikim base in the North – focused on how to approach the tunnels quietly and quickly, enter them, and eliminate terrorists, while scanning all underground areas methodically.”
“Before embarking on the training, soldiers studied underground combat doctrines and examined information about enemy bunker models,” it added.
The so-called “Israeli” Engineering Corps’s Reconnaissance Unit is specialized in dealing with mines, explosives, breaking into structures, camouflage, lookouts and urban combat. It recently completed a number of security missions in the Jordan Valley.
Source: JP, Edited by moqawama.org