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    Israeli Tank Fires Warning Shot Toward Syria For a Second Time In 2 Days - IDF

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    On Saturday, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) opened fire toward Syrian government forces. On Sunday, a similar incident took place.

    TEL AVI (Sputnik) — On Sunday, Israeli troops once again fired a warning shot in the direction of Syrian forces carrying out protective works in the demilitarized zone on the Israeli-Syrian border, Israel Defense Forces press service said. Similar incident had occured the day before.

    "In the last few hours, the Syrian Armed Forces violated the 1974 ceasefire by strengthening a military post in the demilitarized zone between Syria & Israel. In response, an IDF tank fired a warning shot towards the area," the press service said on Twitter.

    Meanwhile, the Israeli-Syrian relations are strained, particularly over the disputed region of Golan Heights, which serve as a center of conflict between the two Middle Eastern states. The two countries so far have multiple time exchange reciprocal attacks along the border. During the 1967 Six-Day War with Syria Israel occupied the Golan Heights and annexed the territory in 1981. However, this act has stipulated severe criticism from the international community and it has not recognized the Israeli annexation. In 2008, even the United Nations Organisation has called Tel Aviv to return the 'annexed territory'. The Golan Heights buffer zone was created according to the ceasefire agreement in 1974 following the 1973 Yom Kippur war between Israel on the one side and a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria on the other side.

    Aditionally, The latest IDF attack on Syria occurred in September 2017, when the IDF attacked Syrian Arab Army forces in the province of Hama. However, the Israeli Defense Forces refused to comment on that incident.

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