BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 A.M.) – For the second time this year, the Israeli Armed Forces have struck the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) observation post at the key hilltop of Tal Al-Harrah in the western countryside of the Daraa Governorate.
The reason for this observation post’s importance is due to the fact that Tal Al-Harrah gives the Syrian military a clear view of the Al-Quneitra Governorate and the eastern region of the occupied Golan Heights.
For the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), this observation post could cause problems in the future for their troops, especially because it allows the Syrian military, who is allied with Iran and Hezbollah, to monitor their movements near the border.
Previously, the hilltop was controlled by the militant forces, in particular, the Free Syrian Army’s Southern Front Brigades, who posed no threat to the Israeli forces near the demilitarized zone.
However, with the Syrian military once again in control of Tal Al-Harrah, the Israeli Defense Forces have shifted their focus to this observation post in order to prevent the former from comfortably using it.
The Syrian Army will likely repair the damage done to the observation post and beef up their defenses around it so that the future attacks will not harm their forces.