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Israel Strikes Syrian Position Near The Golan Heights

Joseph Lafave Contributor

An aircraft belonging to the Israeli Air Force struck inside the Syrian border near the Golan region a day after Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan threatened to use military force to remove Assad’s presence from the demilitarized zone.

According to a report from Reuters, the strike targeted a Syrian Army position on top of a hill in the village of Khan Arnabeh, Quneitra province. The Israeli military said that Syrian artillery had fired into the demilitarized zone from this position.

A commander with the pro-Assad forces in the region said the strike did not result in any casualties.

Although Israel is not officially involved in Syria’s civil war, leaders from Jerusalem have said that they will enforce the 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement which established the demilitarized “buffer zone” in the Golan Heights. Israel has occupied the area since the 1967 Six-Day war and has recently fortified their military positions in the region.

These strikes are the latest in a series of missions carried out by the Israeli military against targets inside Syria since the civil war began.