Israel deploys tanks and artillery to Syrian Golan

The Israeli army has deployed several tank and artillery units on Sunday, into the Israeli-occupied Syrian territory of the Golan Heights. Merkava MBTs and M109A5 SPHs are involved in the operation.

Israel deploys tanks and artillery to Syrian Golan
Israeli army deploys tanks, artillery along Syrian border (Picture source: Twitter Defence Blog)

According to Ma’an News Agency, an army spokesperson said that the deployment of Israeli forces comes in the wake of an assessment of the position of the “Northern Military Command”, in the light of developments on the Syrian side of the border, deciding it is necessary to strengthen the Golan Heights armored forces and artillery.

According to Ynet news website, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the matter, in a cabinet meeting, saying that Israel will keep protecting its borders and will keep extending humanitarian aid, but won’t allow anyone to enter Israeli territory.


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