‘IDF Special Forces, U.S. Marines Train for Combating Islamic State in Negev Drill’

Jordanian and US special forces conduct fast-roping from a Black Hawk helicopter at the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Centre in Amman on May 27, 2012 during their 'Eager Lion' military exercise which is described as the largest exercise in the Middle East in 10 years. The exercise conducted by …

The Jerusalem Post reports: IDF special forces units teamed up with U.S. Marines last week for a joint military exercise in the Negev Desert in part aimed at coordinating techniques for combating terrorist activities such as that of Islamic State, Channel 2 revealed Thursday morning.

The drill dubbed ‘Noble Shirley,’ which was kept under wraps until now, reportedly involved special units from the Israeli Air Force, Navy and ground forces.

Channel 2 reported that the IDF forces relayed their experience in combating regional terrorism threats to the US forces, which can apply the training to America’s fight against ISIS in the Middle East.

During the exercise, the troops took part in drills simulating helicopter landings behind enemy lines, urban warfare above and below ground along with close-range combat and military takeover techniques.


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