On July 9, Syrian government forces liberated a large chunk of the border with Jordan in the southern Daraa countryisde retaking the area between the border points of 29 and 35. Earlier, government troops took control of the villages of Khrab al-Shahm, Zaizoun and Tal Shihab.
While Syrian forces are rapidly advancing against militants, the Israeli leadership has send another threat to the Damascus government.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that his country will “respond harshly” to any attempts by the Syrian military to enter the demilitarized area in the Golan Heights.
“For our part, we will sanctify the 1974 disengagement agreement and there too we will insist that every last letter be abided by, and any violation will meet a harsh response from the State of Israel,” Lieberman said speaking in parliament.
Last night, warplanes of the Israeli Air Force carried out an airstrike on targets in Syria’s T-4 airbase in the central province of Homs. The General Command of the Syrian Arab Army said that Syrian forces had intercepted several missiles and targeted an Israeli warplane. However, some Israeli missiles hit targets in the base.
The Israeli side says that no of its warplanes were hit.