IDF beefs up commando unit protecting Sinai border

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07/18/2012 02:55

Sayeret Rimon to be expanded to size of battalion to enable it to cover more territory, carry out number of simultaneous operations.

SOLDIERS SURVEY the scene near Kadesh BarneaPhoto: Amir Cohen/Reuters

The army has decided to expand an elite reconnaissance unit set up last year to prevent infiltrations from across the Sinai border.

Called Sayeret Rimon, the unit operates under the Givati Brigade and carries the name of a special operations unit established by then-OC Southern Command Ariel Sharon in the early 1970s.

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