IDF halts major air defense drill with US as coronavirus restrictions intensify

The Israel Defense Forces called off a major air defense exercise with the United States on Wednesday night, a day after it launched, following stricter safety restrictions issued by the Health Ministry aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

The biennial Juniper Cobra exercise — one of the IDF’s largest international drills — was scheduled to be held over the course of 10 days, with thousands of American and Israeli soldiers taking part around the world.

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