Golan Heights


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The Golan Heights, or simply the Golan, is a range of hills on the border between Syria and Israel, northeast of the Sea of Galilee. Formerly under Syrian control, the area was occupied by Israel in 1967 and annexed in 1981. Negotiations for the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the region began in 1992. The area is internationally recognized as Syrian territory, however, currently occupied by Israel.


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