Three Czechs to take part in UN mission in Golan Heights

The UN has asked the Czech army to fill three vacant posts at its mission headquarters in the Golan Heights this year, the daily Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Friday, quoting army chief of staff Petr Pavel. Czech President Miloš Zeman has long supported the deployment of Czech soldiers in the Golan Heights and had previously offered to send a 150-strong military contingent to the region. International observers have been monitoring the border between Syria and Israel since 1974. The situation in the Golan Heights has considerably worsened due to the conflict in Syria.

Author: Ruth Fraňková