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ISDEF 2017: Challenges of artillery use

31st May 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Joe Charlaff in Jerusalem


Senior officers of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have moved to address issues of future conflicts involving artillery during mobile ground combat operations.

Brig Gen Benny Mehr, Chief of Staff at Northern Command, said during a conference recently that his conclusion into claims of excessive use of artillery during conflict was that there was a need for immediate close support for maneuvering units to avoid such practices.

The vast majority of the combat during the 2014 Gaza conflict took place in an urban environment and Mehr said carrying out operations in urban terrain is particularly challenging due to the dense

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Joe Charlaff


Joe Charlaff

Joe is a freelance correspondent based in Israel

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