The Israeli army has claimed to have destroyed a Syrian army observation post in the Golan Heights in the third such operation last year, with no information currently available on victims.
“For the third time in a year, the Israeli army destroyed a Syrian army observation post that violated Israeli sovereignty,” said Avichai Adrai, spokesman for the Israeli army, through his account on the social network Twitter.
He stressed that the post was located “in an Israeli area west of the Alpha Line, in the middle of the Golan Heights,” referring to the Israeli side of the United Nations-patrolled buffer zone in the Israeli-occupied area.
Adrai stressed that the Israeli soldiers blew up the observation post with explosives, adding that “the army will not tolerate any attempt to violate the sovereignty of the State of Israel and will continue to work for the safety of its citizens.”
The Golan Heights is an area that Israel conquered from Syria during the Six Day War (1967) and the Yom Kippur War (1973) and which was effectively annexed in 1981 in a move not recognized by the international community.
Likewise, the Israeli army has carried out dozens of bomb attacks in other parts of Syria, arguing that it is preventing Tehran from setting up Iranian bases in the country and from supplying weapons to the Lebanese Shiite militia party Hezbollah.