Lt. Col. Wahid Al-Huzeil, who led his forces in thwarting last night's attempted terror attack, discusses their advance preparation
Lt. Col. Wahid Al-Huzeil, commander of the Desert Reconnaissance Battalion which participated in thwarting last night's attempted terror attack, explained today (Monday, August 6) that his forces were prepared in advance of the attempt.
"We realized that there was an incident and we arrived on the scene," he recounted. "We were prepared at the site and identified a vehicle that had exploded at the crossing. We tried to capture the second armored vehicle, and during the operation, the Desert Reconnaissance Battalion worked with the armored forces and the Air Force."
"Ultimately, we succeeded in capturing the vehicle, eliminating the terrorists, and preventing them from harming our forces or innocent civilians," he added.
In 2008, Lt. Col. Al-Huzeil received a citation from the Chief of Staff for successful activity in the same area, then as a deputy battalion commander. In that incident, he led his forces in preventing a complex attack in which three booby-trapped vehicles approached the Kerem Shalom crossing.