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Russia sets up observation points in Syria near Golan Heights

New Russian observation posts have popped up in southwest Syria amid increased tensions between pro-Iranian groups and Israel amid the Israel-Hamas war.
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Russia has installed a new observation point in southwest Syria near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a war monitor reported on Monday, against the background of increasing tensions between pro-Iranian groups and Israel.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has a vast network of sources on the ground in Syria, said the Russian observation point was set up in the western plains area of Bir al-Ajam, in the western countryside of Quneitra province, bordering the Golan Heights.

According to SOHR, Russian forces have established 10 observation points along the demarcation line between Syria and the Golan Heights since the start of this year.

There has been no comment from Russia’s Defense Ministry or the Russian forces in Syria on the report.

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