Early on January 31, unidentified gunmen attacked a post of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) right on the separation line with the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan Heights.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that heavy clashes broke out near the post, which is located in the town of Jabah. The heavy clashes were followed by a loud explosion.
“No casualties have been reported so far,” the monitoring group said in a report.
The attack may have been carried out by local gunmen in support of former rebels in western Daraa, who were recently threatened by the SAA.
Another possibility is that the SAA post was raided by Israeli special forces. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) carried out such operations in the past, supposedly to deter Iranian forces.
Last year, the Nahal and Yahalom units of the IDF destroyed two Syrian military posts in the Golan Heights buffer zone in a covert cross-border operation. No casualties were reported back then.
Israel’s aggressive behavior is one of many factors contributing to the current instability in southern Syria. Now, the chaos prevails over the region.
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