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September 19, 2012 11:16 pm

IDF Holds Largest Surprise Drill in Years

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Israeli Merkava MK 1 tank.

Telegraph – Thousands of soldiers were summoned from their homes during the night after the Jewish new year holiday and flown to the territory, which Israel captured from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967.

The unannounced manoeuvres come a week before Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York where he is expected to give warning that time is running out to prevent Iran acquLagiring a nuclear weapon.

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