Israel: All Quiet on the Syrian Front

Published June 11th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The military situation was calm in Syria the day after President Hafez Assad's death, with no unusual movements of troops, an Israeli military official told AFP Sunday. 

"Everything looks calm on the Syrian side. We haven't detected anything," said the official, who requested anonymity. 

"We believe everything will remain calm," he said, adding that Israeli troops had not been put on any state of alert. 

"We don't anticipate doing anything that could appear surprising" to the Syrians, said the official, who said the Israeli army was only "observing and listening attentively to what was happening in its northeast neighbor." - OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (AFP) 

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