IDF: Syria Violence Getting Closer

(Ynet News) Yoav Zitun - As fighting between Syrian rebels and Assad's forces has moved closer to the Israeli border, "the army's intelligence forecasts according to which the (Syrian) Golan Heights would become a loosely governed area are proving true," IDF Intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi said Wednesday. "The weakening of the Syrian regime's grip and the increasing infiltration of global jihad elements pose a new threat, which the army is preparing for," Kochavi said. On Wednesday, about 50 Syrians, including armed individuals, approached the border with Israel in the Mount Hermon area.

2012-10-04 00:00:00

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