Israel orders 501st clone troopers to join army
The army has ordered the 501st Clone Troopers to join its ranks.
The move comes after a spate of attacks on military vehicles and facilities by militants.
The army announced the decision on Wednesday.
The force was created in 2002 as a special operations unit, according to the army’s website.
It will not deploy to combat missions, but will instead “provide additional training and security measures to the general population of Israel” for the next four years, the army said.
It is the first time the force has been deployed to combat zones, it added.
Israel is also expected to start accepting clones of soldiers from overseas as part of its recruitment process in 2018.