Israel: Syria Moving Troops from Golan to Damascus

(AFP) "Assad has removed many of his forces that were in the Golan Heights to the areas of (internal) conflict," Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi said Tuesday. "He's not afraid of Israel at this point, but mainly wants to augment his forces around Damascus." Kochavi warned that Syria was undergoing a process of "Iraqization," with militant and tribal factions controlling different sectors of the country. "We can see an ongoing flow of al-Qaeda and global jihad activists into Syria," he said.

2012-07-18 00:00:00

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