Israel and the Turkish army are planning to hold a military drill in the waters off the coast of northern Syria, an Israeli military source said Thursday.
According to the source, the drills would take place on the day of Eid Al-Fitri, which marks the end of Ramadan.
On the eve the military drills, which would be held in the Sea of Galilee, the sources said that the two sides had agreed on the number of ships and aircraft that would be deployed to the area.
In addition, the two nations had agreed to hold naval exercises off the coasts of Turkey and Israel on the next day, according to the sources.
On Thursday, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said the two countries would hold naval drills off the eastern Mediterranean in addition to military drills in the area on the Eid al Fitr holiday.
A total of 1,500 troops would be stationed on the coast, Liberman added.
The military exercises are aimed at improving coordination and coordination between Israel and its Turkish and Turkish-Arab allies, as well as strengthening Israel’s military capabilities.
Last week, a Turkish army spokesman said a group of soldiers and an anti-aircraft gun was destroyed by an Israeli drone, sparking speculation that Israel was planning to expand its operations in Syria.