IDF ejects 6 officers and soldiers following fatal training mortar accident

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot has adopted recommendations by an inquiry committee to dismiss six soldiers and officers who were involved in the fatal mortar shell accident during a military exercise on January 5.

Capt. Yishai Rosales, 23, from the Kfir Infantry Brigade, was killed at the Tzelim training site in the Negev  when a mortar shell exploded near him during a combat drill. The drill was a part of preparations to present combat capabilities at the conclusion of a battalion and company commander’s course.


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