Israel Launches ‘Surprise’ Military Exercise in Golan Heights

Israel Launches ‘Surprise’ Military Exercise in Golan Heights

Israeli forces launched unexpected large-scale military drills in the Golan Heights, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said.

“A short while ago, a large-scale surprise military exercise began in the Golan Heights area… In addition, as part of the exercise the system to call up reservists was activated,” the IDF said in a statement as quoted by the Times of Israel newspaper.

The Israeli army added that the drills were “planned in advance as part of the 2018 training schedule” and were not linked to the current situation in the area.