Israel bulks up its Syrian border to prepare for Assad's fall
Israel is bulking up its defences along its border with Syria in order to prepare for the fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Austrialian Associated Press (AAP) reported on Thursday.
The Jewish state plans to add cameras and trenches to the barrier along with strengthening the existing fence along the 90 kilometres of border between the two countries.
"The reality in Syria is no longer what it was five or 10 years ago. It is clear that the reality will change one way or another. No matter what will happen, it won't remain what it was," a spokesman for the Israeli military told AAP.
Construction on the barrier began around a year ago but according to recent reports, Israel has now significantly increased the rate of improvements.
The Golan Heights border area between Israel and Syria has long been disputed territory. Israel captured the area from Syria during the 1967 Six-Day War.