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      Archive: 4/30/2013

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        4/30/2013, Iyar 20, 5773

      Report: IDF Re-Entering Unused Golan Bases

      The Israel Defense Forces have begun to staff abandoned bases in the northern and southern parts of the Golan Heights, according to a Tuesday-morning report by the Ma'ariv daily. One with strategic importance overlooks Israel's border with Syria and Jordan.

      Arab media reported, about a month ago, that Syrian rebel forces conquered the area next to the southern Golan, driving out forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, taking control of a long stretch along the border.