The Israeli army on Sunday launched a surprise military drill in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.
“A short while ago, a large-scale surprise military exercise began in the Golan Heights area,” the army said in a statement.
“In addition, as part of the exercise the system to call up reservists was activated,” it added.
A military spokesman said the exercise was planned in advance as part of this year’s training schedule and is intended to maintain the fitness and readiness of forces.
Since then, hundreds of thousands of people are believed to have been killed and millions more displaced by the conflict.