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IDF Builds Field Hospital for Syrians in Golan Heights

The IDF has built a military field hospital in the Golan Heights, according to international media reports.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 3/28/2013, 5:55 PM

Golan Heights
Golan Heights
Israel news photo: Flash 90

The IDF has built a military field hospital in the Golan Heights, according to international media reports.

At least 11 Syrian fighters have been treated in Israel over the past month for wounds sustained in battle from the savage civil war taking place between opposition forces and troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

Of those, eight were sent back to Syria, but three have remained in Israel for further treatment due to the complexity of their injuries, AFP reported Thursday.

Two Syrian fighters in their 30s were evacuated to Ziv Hospital in Tzfat on Wednesday, but later transferred to a medical center in Nahariya due to the severity of their wounds.

One of the two later died of his wounds.

Several others who were lightly wounded were treated at the border by IDF paramedics, and then released. All were residents of the Syrian-controlled area of the Golan Heights.

According to the IDF Spokesperson, the injured men were met at the border by soldiers from the Golani Brigade, who maintained heavy security around the Syrians in order to maintain their anonymity and thus ensure their safe return.