IDF creates commando division

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot has ordered the creation of a new commando division which will specialize in warfare against asymmetric terrorist threats, the army announced this week.

Eisenkot, who issued the directive in recent days, called for the new division to be placed under the command of the 98th reserves infantry Division.

The commando division will be made up of the following elite units: Maglan, which specializes in operating behind enemy lines to gather intelligence on and destroy targets, the Duvdevan undercover unit, the Golani Brigade’s special Egoz unit, and the Givati Brigade’s desert warfare specialist unit, Ramon.


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