The Israeli Defense Forces is using a new language in the fight against Islamic State militants.
The new language, known as Hebrew, was created in collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Office.
It is used in Israeli military communications and is spoken by around 300,000 people in the country, the IDF said.
“This is the first time we’ve brought Hebrew into IDF communication.
The IDF does not use Hebrew to communicate with the world, nor do we use Hebrew in our military activities,” the IDF spokesperson told CNN.
The language is used by Israeli soldiers to communicate in the field.
In addition to Israeli, American and British soldiers, Hebrew is spoken in Lebanon and Jordan, the spokesperson added.
“The IDF has a high regard for its soldiers and their values.
We will not abandon our values and will continue to promote them in our language,” the spokesperson said.
Israelis are also learning Hebrew and Arabic in order to fight the group, which has captured large swathes of Syria and Iraq.
“There are currently a lot of people with a great deal of experience in the military, so we are making an effort to learn Hebrew,” the spokesman added.