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Watch Israel’s Navy practice seaborne hostage rescue | DefenseNews
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Watch Israel’s Navy practice seaborne hostage rescue | DefenseNews

The Israeli Navy is concluding its after-action review of a complex, two-day hostage rescue drill conducted at sea earlier this week.
The exercise, dubbed Sea Minister, involved dozens of naval forces, including elite Flotilla 13 commandos, which were deployed in response to a simulated terrorist takeover of a large merchant ship off Israel’s northern Mediterranean coast.
Designed as a war game, the drill was purposely unscripted and open-ended to capture the uncertainty that typically surrounds such complex operations, Rear Adm. Ido, head of force implementation in the Israel Navy’s Operations Branch, told Defense News.

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