Israeli, U.S. air forces hold joint exercise

Wang Xinjuan
2020-08-04 15:20:36

JERUSALEM, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Israel said on Monday its air force held a joint military exercise with the United States Air Forces Central Command for the second time in 2020.

The so-called "Enduring Lightning 2" exercise took place in southern Israel on Sunday.

The army said that the exercise was held in accordance with the guidelines of the Israeli Health Ministry, with planning and debriefing done at a distance and through digital means.

The U.S. and the Israeli air forces maintain close cooperation, including in training and mutual learning.

The exercise was held amidst tensions along Israel's borders with Lebanon and Syria, sparked by the killing of a fighter with Hezbollah, a Lebanese Iran-backed armed group, in an apparent Israeli airstrike in Syria in July.


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