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IDF Attacks Syria After Buffer Zone Shelling

In 1974, an agreement between Israel and Syria created a demilitarized zone between the two nations. But Syrian shelling today that landed in said buffer zone has raised tensions, The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross reports, with Israel responding by striking Syrian regime positions:

“The IDF attacked a Syrian outpost from which a mortar shell was fired that landed in the buffer zone, east of and close to the fence,” the army said in a statement...

The Israel Defense Forces said it would continue to hold Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s regime responsible for upholding the 1974 ceasefire agreement between the two countries, which ended the previous year’s Yom Kippur War.

Under the armistice, a demilitarized zone was established between Israel and Syria.

While Israel says this is not its primary goal, the area’s status as a demilitarized zone has made it a de facto safe haven for residents of southern Syria...

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