Syria: All options are on the table regarding the Golan

In an interview with a Lebanese newspaper, Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said "All options, including military ones, are on the table in order to make Israel withdraw from the Golan." He also told al-Mayadeen that "We are preparing to do everything in order to return the Golan to Syrian hands, including the use of military force."   
The comments were in response to a declaration on Sunday by Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, at a Cabinet meeting held on the Golan Heights, that the Golan will stay in Israeli hands forever. 
Damascus has recently been riding a wave of direct support from Russia and even indirect support from the US as DEBKAfile has reported.

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