Thursday, October 26, 2006

Winds of War II

The Syrian Clapping Brigade may appear fearsome, but it's the rest of the Syrian army that should be watched closely.

Via Yoni the Blogger:

Report: Syria ups military alert level

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Oct. 25, 2006 11:23 | Updated Oct. 25, 2006 17:03
Report: Syria ups military alert level

The Syrian Defense Minister has raised the army's alert level following IDF training exercises in the Golan Heights on Monday.

According to a report published on Wednesday in the Qatari newspaper, Al-Watan, Damascus became worried after IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz visited the area as part of a surprise inspection.

# What was behind Halutz's surprise visit to the Golan?

The report also stated that the Syrians were concerned about the addition of the right-wing Israel Beiteinu party to the government coalition.

Halutz made a surprise visit to the 36th Division in the Golan Heights Monday morning as part of a comprehensive inspection to be conducted throughout the week.

Some 60 officers and military staff members who accompanied Halutz will be evaluating the level of readiness and fitness in the division and its units.


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