Russian Military Police patrolling the Golan Heights in Syria

Late August of 2020

The Russian military has been deployed along the border of the occupied Golan Heights since the Summer of 2018, when the Syrian Armed Forces reached a reconciliation agreement with the militant factions in Daraa and Al-Quneitra.

Previously, the jihadists of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (previously Jabhat Al-Nusra) controlled the border after seizing the administrative capital of Al-Quneitra and several nearby towns.