The Syria Arab Army (SAA) has deployed several additional units along the separation line with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
A military source told the al-Masdar News late on September 21 that the reinforcements were mainly deployed in key observation posts in the governorates of Daraa and al-Quneitra.
Earlier, the SAA brought down an armed and booby-trapped unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that approached the town of Erneh in al-Qunitra. Prior to that, a larger UAV was shot down south of the country’s capital, Damascus
“This is a precautionary move by the Syrian Armed Forces as both suspected Israeli drones that were shot down this week had entered Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights region,” the pro-government blog quoted the source as saying.
Last year, the Syrian military restored control of all villages and towns along the separation line with the occupied area following a large-scale military operation.
The motives behind the recent Israeli violations remain unclear. The Israeli military could be collecting information in preparation of another aerial attack on the SAA and its allies.