Russia said deploying troops to Syrian Golan Heights

Russia is deploying troops to southern Syria, near the Israeli border, Ynet reports citing reports in Arabic-language media.

According to the Lebanese-based Al Mayadeen news channel, Russia is building a military base in the area of Quneitra and Dara’a, on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

The report says the Syrian army is withdrawing from the area, which has been a rebel stronghold throughout the bloody civil war.

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