Following Austria's announcement that it will withdraw its peacekeepers from the Golan Heights, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a surprise proposal to send Russian troops to replace them.
Video footage purportedly shows UN peacekeepers knowingly allow a jeepload of Syrian police officers to drive into a fatal ambush. The footage has been described by a UN spokesman as "disturbing."
Israel has launched a large-scale rocket attack on several Iranian infrastructure targets in Syria. The strike comes after Israel accused Iranian-backed forces of firing at their frontline troops in the Golan Heights.
After Israel bombed Iranian targets in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called the move an "appropriate" response to an alleged rocket attack by Iran's forces. The UN has urged an end to "all hostile acts."
Israel and Russia have reportedly agreed to allow Syrian troops near the Israeli border as long as no Iranian forces are present. The deal is aimed at reducing tension in the region, but could enforcing it prove tough?
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