Russian military police units deployed to the ceasefire line on the Golan Heights have secured stability and peace in Syria’s Quneitra province, Chief of the Russian Armed Forces’ Military Police in Syria Colonel Alexander Bezklubov told reporters.

According to him, since the Russian military drove militants out of the area a year ago, local residents have been reconstructing their destroyed homes and building new houses.

Bezklubov added that officers deployed to the Russian observation points were monitoring ceasefire violations and Israel’s airstrikes on Syrian targets.

The Golan Heights, which had belonged to Syria since 1944, were seized by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War. In 1981, the Israeli parliament passed a law unilaterally declaring sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The UN Security Council declared the annexation null and void in its Resolution 497 on December 17, 1981.

During the Syrian war, a large sector of the Heights not controlled by Israel was seized by Syrian anti-government groups and retaken by Damascus in the summer of 2018. Russian military police are deployed to the Bravo Line in the eastern part of the Golan Heights.

 

Source: TASS

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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
2019-09-24 05:24

Strangely, AMN articles never refer to UNSC Res.1701 while speaking about Hezbollah.
Why?

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Stern Daler
2019-09-24 11:54

@Death 2, this article does not mention Hezbollah.

Your comment seems to be a little off topic. 😛

BTW. UNSC Res.1701 does not give a mandate to the IDF to forcibly disarm any organization, especially not in Syria.

Gryz
Gryz
2019-09-24 23:22
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“especially not in Syria.”

… that it happens to also occupy, yes. And so in flagrant violation of UNSC Res 497 as well. The guy’s references to law are always twisted and one-sided, that’s a constant in a weak defense.

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2019-09-25 09:41
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@Gryz, agreed. He often argues like someone that comes from the UK-US legal system. They argue like warped often, change the meaning of a law or do new states later.

Yes, UNSC Res 497 is quite clear and was never enforced by the UNSC via an additional resolution. But that is not only the fault of Israel. Syria never made a peace treaty which is IMHO the prerequisite to handing back the disputed area.

Gryz
Gryz
2019-09-26 01:25
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Considering the utter lack of will from the Israeli side to waiver on its “Golan forever in our hands” posture, I doubt we can count on the Syrian side to take the first step to that end. Plus, active intervention of Israel on behalf of anti-gov’t forces, including but not limited to jihadist paramilitary groups that its air-force covered in its “side” of the occupied Golan for years from the onset of the civil war until Putin gradually put an end to it, giving them intel, weapons & ammo , medical care and occasional shelter, not to mention the 2007… Read more »