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IDF Forms New Commando Brigade To Counter Islamic State Threats

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The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday officially inducted its new Commando Brigade, which brings together four elite military units: Maglan, Duvdevan, Egoz and Rimon. IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot said the move was necessary to properly counter the threat to Israel by the Islamic State group.

All four are uniquely trained special forces units: Maglan operates deep behind enemy lines, Duvdevan’s forte is undercover urban warfare, Egoz focuses on reconnaissance and counter-guerrilla warfare, and Rimon’s specialty is desert warfare.

Speaking at the brigade’s inauguration ceremony, Eizenkot said, “Looking to the north and seeing the brazen statements made [by Hezbollah]


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