Touring Golan Heights today, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi said IDF is preparing for threat posed by jihadists and deterioration of Syrian regime
Head of the Military Intelligence Directorate Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi and other senior members of Military Intelligence toured the Golan Heights today (Wednesday, October 3). The tour was aimed at facilitating a conversation between senior Military Intelligence officials, intelligence officers in the Golan region, and the commander of the Gaash Formation, focusing on how to adapt the tools, intelligence collection methods, and research of Military Intelligence to the threats in the region.
“The predictions of Military Intelligence that the Golan Heights would turn into a border region with weakening governance are gradually coming true,” said the Head of the Military Intelligence Directorate. “The battles between the armed [opposition] and the Syrian army are no longer occurring only far from the border, but also at a distance of only several kilometers.”
“The erosion of the Syrian regime's control and the growing penetration of Global Jihadist forces present a new threat, for which Military Intelligence and the IDF are preparing,” he added.
“The handling of these missions is at the heart of our intelligence work, and Military Intelligence plays a central role in the IDF's ability to prepare for the new threats – in gathering intelligence, in research, and in operational activity,” Maj. Gen. Kochavi emphasized.