Israel grants US Genie exploration rights in Golan Heights
The award raised little protest in Syria, which is enmeshed in a bitter and protracted civil war. But, as Conal Urquhart discovers, Tel Aviv's decision may have far-reaching consequences
The Golan Heights is dotted with the remains of war. Its slopes are covered with mine fields and the rusted hulks of armoured vehicles. The security forces that police it remain on high alert as the Syrian civil war threatens to infiltrate Israeli-controlled territory.
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