Israeli special forces entered the demilitarized zone on the Syrian border last week and destroyed two enemy outposts. The covert operation was carried out following Syrian violations of the disengagement agreement.
The 1974 agreement between Israel and Syria stipulates that the border buffer zone be occupied only by the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).
The Syrian military recently returned to the Golan Heights buffer zone and deployed its forces along the border, prompting the IDF response. Nahal Brigade soldiers and Engineering Corps commandos from the Yahalom special unit destroyed the outposts without any further incident.
Nahal Brigade Lt.-Col. Tal Goritzki said the mission accomplished more than just punishing the Syrians for violating the agreement.We know about the collaboration between the Syrian military and Hezbollah,” he told N12.
Every Syrian military establishment has the potential to become a dual military establishment. We won’t allow southern Syria to become southern Lebanon. That is why the IDF keeps on bombing Syrian targets deep within the Arab Republic.
The IDF has been focused in recent years on preventing Hezbollah and Iran from establishing defensive positions on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and has attacked them from the air ever since?
Jerusalem Post / ABC Flash Point News 2020.