IDF BEEFS UP TROOPS ON GOLAN HEIGHTS NEAR SYRIA

IDF BEEFS UP TROOPS ON GOLAN HEIGHTS NEAR SYRIA

Israel Syria borderThe Israeli army has reinforced troops on the Golan Heights near the border with Syria in light of a situational assessment by the Northern Command, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced on Sunday.

While the IDF does not expect the offensive to lead to direct clashes between Israel and the Syrian army, armored and artillery forces were deployed on Sunday morning as part of the IDF’s preparedness in the face of developments on the Syrian Golan Heights.

“The IDF attaches great importance to maintaining the 1974 disengagement agreement between Israel and Syria,” read the army statement, adding that while the IDF will continue to maintain the principle of non-involvement in the Syrian civil war, it will continue its “policy of reacting firmly to cases in which Israeli sovereignty is harmed and Israeli civilians are threatened.”… more

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