One of Israel’s special forces unit has shuttered

Budgetary pressure has forced the Israeli Artillery Corps to deactivate its elite Meitar special forces unit. The outfit was tasked with striking the enemy using the Tammuz anti-tank missile.

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The establishment of new units within the Artillery Corps also put a strain on manpower distribution. Members of Meitar are assigned to other units.

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