IDF’s Yahalom engineers prepare for chemical warfare threat from ISIS

The Combat Engineering Corps’ elite unit, Yahalom, is closely monitoring the use of chemical weapons by terrorist organizations in the Middle East such as ISIS and is preparing for the possibility they will be used in a war.

Lt.-Col. Ohad Bachar, 39, commander of Yahalom’s training center at Syrkin Base near Petah Tikva, told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday that the unit is carefully watching the changing threats around the region, before incorporating them into training programs within a mere two to three weeks of their appearance.

The pace of change in the training is so fast that no two training courses resemble each other, Bachar said.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/IDFs-Yahalom-engineers-prepare-for-chemical-warfare-threat-from-ISIS-459703

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