IDF Kfir Brigade ends anti-terror exercise ahead of Gaza Strip deployment

The brigade members underwent special training to better-respond to terrorism in urban settings.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
August 4, 2019 08:42
IDF Kfir Brigade ends anti-terror exercise ahead of Gaza Strip deployment

IDF soldiers during a West Bank drill . (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)

The Kfir Brigade for the first time will be deployed in Gaza later this fall, according to the IDF Spokesperson.

Last week, the Kfir Brigade underwent special training covering several scenarios involving possible terror situations in southern Israel, the spokesperson continued.

 Among the topics dealt with was fighting inside high-rise buildings and sewage tunnels.

The various exercises involved other IDF units, such as the canine special forces unit Oketz and the Engineering Corps.

“The Kfir brigade is led by the promise to be the best IDF infantry unit which deals with urban warfare,” said Kfir commander Col. Eran Uliel, “I am confident in our abilities to handle any challenge and mission.”

Kfir was created in 2005 to better respond to the challenge of Palestinian acts of terrorism in the West Bank. It is meant to be deployed in the Gaza Strip for the first time in November.   


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