US Embassy issues travel advisory warning for the Golan Heights following mortar fire

Following the recent mortar fire into the Israeli controlled Golan Heights; the US Embassy has issued a travel advisory warning to the area. US federal employees are forbidden from traveling north of Route 87 and east of Route 918.
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In the wake of mortars being constantly fired into the Israeli controlled Golan Heights due to the fighting in recent days between the Syrian Army and rebel forces in the town of Quneitra, the American Embassy "urges US citizens to carefully consider and possibly defer travel to that area until the situation stabilizes." The US government has forbidden federal employees from traveling north of Route 87 and east of Route 918 in the "Israeli occupied Golan Heights."

"The United States Embassy continues to closely monitor the security situation and advises US citizens to visit the website of the Government of Israel's Home Front Command for further emergency preparedness guidelines," the American Embassy stated in a recent press release. "Recent events underscore the importance of situational awareness. We remind you to be aware of your surroundings at all times, to monitor the media and to follow the directions of emergency responders." 

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