IDF Golan exercise cancelled to avoid tensions with Syria

October 25, 2007 20:58

A large-scale IDF exercise scheduled to begin this week in the Golan Heights has been cancelled out of fear that the maneuvers and increase in military personnel in the north could trigger a conflict with Syria. The exercise will instead take place in the Upper Galilee, in terrain that resembles southern Lebanon. The decision to cancel the Golan Heights-section of the exercise was made even after calming messages had been relayed to the Syrians through diplomatic channels.

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