WATCH: IDF Simulates Operation Targeting Islamic State in Golan Heights

GOLAN HEIGHTS - DECEMBER 10: Israeli army paratroopers advance as their brigade completes a week-long live-fire training exercise December 10, 2009 on the Golan Heights. The Israeli Knesset approved yesterday the first readings of a bill that would require a referendum on any withdrawal from sovereign Israeli territory, such as …
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Ynetnews reports: Soldiers from the Paratroopers Brigade, currently stationed in the north, conducted a large-scale combat exercise in the Golan Heights intended to simulate an operation on the Syrian side of the Golan against the al-Nusra Front and Shuhada al-Yarmouk (Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade).

The two extremist groups currently control the majority of the border with Israel and are aligned with ISIS.

The exercise was carried out following an IDF assessment that the most likely threat facing the area is a massive terrorist infiltration or heavy rocket bombardment of Israeli communities, which could result in a significant loss of life. Watch a video below:

In such a scenario, the IDF will be required to conduct an unprecedented, yet limited operation across the border. Such an operation would likely resemble the raids in the Gaza Strip in the two years following the 2005 disengagement.

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