BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 A.M.) – An Israeli defense official told Channel 10 TV this week that Israel will not hesitate to strike any Syrian troops that enter the U.N. demilitarized zone in the Golan Heights.
The defense official reportedly told Channel 10 that Israel has deployed its Combat Intelligence Corps near the border in order to track the movements of the Syrian troops returning to this demilitarized area.
“The agreement is the basis for any future security reality after Assad returns to [Israel’s] northern border,” he said. “Any Syrian troops who break it will be attacked.”
A number of Israeli publications claimed last week that the Syrian Arab Army has returned to one of their border posts in the Golan Heights after a short absence due to the war.
The Syrian Arab Army has not corroborated these claims.