Preparations have begun for the joint US Army - Israel Defense Forces exercise next month, Army Radio reported on Tuesday.

Army Radio also reported that Craig Franklin, Commander of the US Air Forces in Europe, will be on route to Israel next week in preparation for the exercise.

The Israeli and American armies will be training together to enhance their protection capacity against any potential rockets fired toward Israel from Iran and Syria. Around 3000 American soldiers and thousands of Israeli soldiers will participate in the exercises.

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