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Israel Is Concerned Over Syrian Army Advance East Of Golan Heights, Threates To Strike Syrian Troops

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Israel Is Concerned Over Syrian Army Advance East Of Golan Heights, Threates To Strike Syrian Troops

Illustrative image: Basel Awidat/Flash90

Israel continues sending signals that it’s deeply concerned over the ongoing advance of the Syrian Army against militants east of the Golan Heights in southern Syria.

On July 4, an Israeli defense official told Channel 10 that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) had deployed units from the Combat Intelligence Corps in the Golan Heights to track Syrian forces operating in the nearby area.

The official continued adding that the IDF considers Syrian government forces that enter the demilitarized buffer zone to be a legitimate target.

Under the Disengagement of Forces agreement between the two countries, the Damascus government may have no more than 75 battle tanks and 6,000 soldiers within 10km of the UN buffer zone.

Recently, some pro-Israeli media have claimed that the Syrian government is violating the buffer zone agreement deploying additional forces near the Golan Heights. While these reports have appeared to be untrue, according to some exerts, they are an intiail stage of the Israeli media campaign to justify its further strikes on government targets in southern Syria.

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