In the 1980s, when Israeli forces were operating in Southern Lebanon, the IDF maintained a liaison unit aimed at strengthening the ties with the Lebanese civilians. Now, in a similar way, the IDF announced that it will be forming a liaison unit aimed at establishing ties with the Syrian civilians who live near the Israeli border, as the bloody civil war in the country continues.
Israeli-Syrian border Photo Credit: Channel 2 News
First report: As the bloody civil war in Syria continues, the IDF announced that it is forming a liaison unit that will be in contact with the Syrian population. This unit will be in charge of strengthening the ties between Israel and the Syrian civilians who live close to the border.
In the past few months, the IDF has been working on establishing connections with the Syrian population near the border. The Israeli security forces decided to form this unit because it realized that there is no strong government force in the area near the border.
When Israel was operating in Southern Lebanon, the IDF’s Liaison Unit to Lebanon was in charge of maintaining contact with the Lebanese civilians. Since the Syrian civil war began five years ago, more than 2,000 Syrian civilians have received medical treatment from Israel. This new unit will be the direct continuation of this contact that has already been established with the Syrian civilians.