Israel announces new ‚depth‘ command for long-range military operations

16.12.2011                      20.Kislev. 5772

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Israel announces new 'depth' command for long-range military operations

New command to be headed by former chief of elite special forces squad Sayeret Matakl; unit to supervise operations away from Israel's borders.

The Israel Defense Forces is forming a command to supervise "depth" operations, actions undertaken by the military far from Israel's borders, the army announced on Thursday.
The new authority will be commanded by a military officer at the rank of Major General, and will be headed by the former chief of the elite Sayeret Matkal special forces unit Shai Avital, who will return to military serivce to fill the position….