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Watch: 500 IDF commandos participate in large-scale drill in Cyprus500 commandos from the IDF’s Egoz Reconnaissance Unit participated in a large-scale military drill in Cyprus alongside the local military. Israeli Air Force aircraft also took part in the drill, which was deemed by the IDF a great success.
IDF commandos and Israeli Ari Force aircraft have completed a 4-day drill in Cyprus alongside the local military. The IDF has conducted many military exercises abroad but this is the first time that the footage of such a drill is being released to the public.
Commandos from the IDF’s Egoz Reconnaissance Unit participated in the large-scale drill that was conducted in a mountainous region. The drill presented significant challenges for the Israeli forces because they are not used to such a difficult terrain. However, it was deemed a very successful exercise. In the footage of the drill, the soldiers are seen training in Cyprus for daytime and nighttime warfare within towns by using advanced technology.
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500 Egoz commandos and several Israeli Air Force teams, which operated the helicopters during the exercise, participated in the drill alongside commandos from the local army. The drill was conducted ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with Cypriot and Greek leaders in Thessaloniki.
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