Israel's Golani infantry brigade, which recently did guard duty on the disputed border with Syria, took part in military exercises in the Judean Desert on Thursday (January 11).
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Background: Israel's Golani infantry brigade, which recently did guard duty on the disputed border with Syria, took part in military exercises in the Judean Desert on Thursday (January 11). The Unit played a major Arab-Israeli War.
The desert exercise simulated an attack on an enemy stronghold. Regular Forces and reserve troops took part and infantry units were supported by aircraft. armoured vehicles and artillery.
SYNOPSIS: Israel's Golani Brigade, which was recently on patrol near the disputed border with Syria, took part in manoeuvres in the Judean Desert on Thursday. Supported by aircraft, armoured vehicles and artillery, troops simulated an attack on a fortified position.
During the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, the Golani brigade played a major part in the Israeli attack on the Syrian Golani Heights. This recent exercise involved both regular and reserve troops.
The mock enemy position consisted of three lines of fortification; a style of defence which the Israeli's expect would be designed by Soviet military planners. The exercises were held on terrain completely unfamiliar to the battalion commanders.
Live ammunition was used, but no casualties were reported.