The Israeli army on Sunday launched a surprise military drill in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.
â€śA short while ago, a large-scale surprise military exercise began in the Golan Heights area,â€ť the army said in a statement.
â€śIn addition, as part of the exercise the system to call up reservists was activated,â€ť it added.
A military spokesman said the exercise was planned in advance as part of this yearâ€™s training schedule and is intended to maintain the fitness and readiness of forces.
Israel has occupied most of the Syrian Golan Heights since the 1967 Middle East War.
Sundayâ€™s drill comes amid tension along Syrian-Israeli border with Israel accusing Iran and the Lebanese group Hezbollah of building up a military presence in war-torn Syria.
Iran and Hezbollah are strong allies of Syriaâ€™s Bashar al-Assad regime, the forces of which have been fighting opposition groups in a deadly civil war since 2011.
Since then, hundreds of thousands of people are believed to have been killed and millions more displaced by the conflict.