Israeli military sends tank, artillery to Syrian front ‘as precaution’

An Israeli military ambulance drives past tanks in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, near the border with Syria. (File photo: AP)

Israel’s military said it deployed additional tank and artillery forces on the Syrian front on Sunday as a precaution given intensified fighting over the border between Damascus’s troops and rebels.

“The forces deployed this morning as part of preparations and readiness in light of developments on the Syrian Golan Heights,” the military said on Twitter, adding that Israel was holding to a policy of non-intervention in Syria’s civil war.

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