Sputnik News – June 6, 2017
Israel on Sunday conducted a surprise two-day drill to test its military’s readiness for war.
The unannounced exercise, which began on Sunday, comprised a surprise 36-hour drill to determine the army’s readiness for battle, according to The Times of Israel.
The drills focused on conscripted infantry ground troops, supported by air force units, according to an unnamed Israeli Defense Force (IDF) official with knowledge of the move who spoke on condition of anonymity.
“It’s about a fast switch from routine to a situation that’s not routine, where you’re preparing for it to be something else,” the IDF official said, adding that the drill scenario incorporated a gambit showing “Hezbollah carrying out a terror attack against our troops,” the Times of Israel reported.