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Syria Conflict Sees Israel
Tighten Security

As the world watches the Syria talks in Geneva, Israel is keeping its eyes on the ground.

 

From the vantage point of the Golan Heights, taken from Syria and occupied in 1967, the state is able to keep a close watch on the civil war unfolding a few miles away.

 

For nearly 40 years the border with Syria was Israel's quietest.

 

Now the mountains bristle with surveillance technology, and in the last few months, manpower and military hardware have been increased significantly.

 

Regular troops have been replaced by elite units, such as the Paratroopers and the Golani Brigade.

 

(Sky News/Tom Rayner)


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Regular troops have been replaced by elite units, such as the Paratroopers and the Golani Brigade.