Israel prepares for ‘next war’ with Hezbollah by conducting military drills

SHAFAQNA – Israel is conducting a large-scale military drill at a base in the north of the country, in what commanders say could always be the “last training before the war” with Hezbollah, RT reported.

“We are trying to give the commanders and the soldiers the environment that looks like the real war so that they can have the feeling, when they will have to go to war, they will feel that they did it before. This is the purpose of the training – to prepare for the real thing,” Col. Kobi Valer, commander of the Elyakim Military Base in northern Israel, told AP.

“The forces need to know that this could be their last training before the war,” he added.

“Undoubtedly, doing this a few weeks every year makes people more confident about fighting in a real war,” Capt. Ofek Sinai, a 26-year-old reserve platoon commander, said.

Israeli soldiers conducted their training drills against mock up Hezbollah fighters located inside buildings with images of Nasrallah and other Hezbollah leaders.

The last war in 2006 between Hezbollah and Israel saw the resistance group successfully dislodge the Israeli military from Lebanon and not achieve its missions.

Source: Al-Masdar News

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