Sputnik pointed to the UNDOF
's movements from Quneitra and Golan towards the buffer zone concurrent with Israeli tanks' movements to prevent any clashes between the Syrian Army and the Israeli forces, and said that the Syrian Army has sent new military convoys to Golan and placed its troops on full alert.
For nearly four decades, UNDOF
helped enforce the truce between Israel and Syria.
He pointed out that the UNDOF
will redeploy in their former positions that had been held by terrorists.
He said: "I am acutely aware of the impact this unfortunate delay of the UNDOF
rotation is having on both the 119 personnel due to return home and those departing to service with UNDOF
as well as their families.
class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--smThe patrol to the Quneitra crossing point is part of UNDOF
's ongoing efforts to return incrementally to the area of separation," said UN spokesman Farhan Haq.
The strip will revert to Syrian civil administration under UNDOF
control, and the Israeli-Syrian border crossing point will be reopened in the Quneitra area under the joint supervision of UN, Israeli and Syrian officers.
observed UAVs flying from the general area of position 30 and over Jabbata crossing the cease-fire line," Haq said.
Third, Ki-moon in his report confirmed that the UNDOF
"was forced to relocate its troops" to the Israeli side of the ceasefire line, leaving the Syrian side a safe haven zone for the al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front, which the UNSC had designated a "terrorist group."
That happened when the UN justified the actions of the UNDOF
Force Commander, and the Force Commander branded the Filipinos to have committed acts of cowardice.
The force known as UNDOF
has patrolled a buffer zone between Syria and Israel since 1974, a year after the Arab-Israeli war.
Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari said fighters from Al-Nusra "had succeeded in occupying all of the Syrian side" of the Golan, driving out the troops from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF
The Fijians were serving in the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF
), which is monitoring a 1974 ceasefire between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights.