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Israel warns Syrian officer it says is aiding Hezbollah along border

The IDF is seemingly putting notice on a Syrian officer who it says aids the Hezbollah terror group as part of his work commanding a network of observation posts along the Golan Heights border.

In a social media post, Arabic-language spokesperson Avichay Adraee says that Naqib Bashar al-Hussein, the commanding officer of the Syrian Arab Army 90th Brigade’s reconnaissance company “serves as the main liaison between Hezbollah’s southern headquarters and the 1st Division of the Syrian [Arab] Army.”

Adraee shares a photo of al-Hussein in which he can be seen on the border with Israel with a camera alongside leading Hezbollah commander Jawad Hashem, apparently observing Israeli troops and collecting information for the terror group.

“As part of his job, Naqib Bashar accompanies various Hezbollah members and even coordinates the handling and repair of observation posts belonging to Hezbollah and sometimes even Iran,” Adraee says.

The post includes some biographical information about al-Hussein, including the town where he lives.

Israel’s military has publicized information about specific figures in the past as a method of attempting to warn them that they are being watched and could be targeted.

“IDF forces are monitoring the occurrences on the other side of the border and anyone who tries to harm the security of Israel and its citizens,” Adraee says.

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