area of separation


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area of separation

See buffer zone. Also called AOS. See also peace operations.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Calling upon them to immediately implement resolution 338 (1973) - which obliges them to cease all firing and terminate all military activity' Council members underlined that there should be no military activity by armed opposition groups in the area of separation, including by the Syrian Arab Armed Forces.
class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--smUNDOF has carried out more than 30 patrols in the northern and central parts of the area of separation since it resumed its activities on the Syrian side in February.
Moving on to the situation in Syria, he said recent developments in the Golan have heightened tensions, including reports of shelling and tank fire in the area of separation. Mladenov has pointed out Israel's interception of unmanned aerial vehicles launched from Syria earlier this month, and the targeting of Syrian military posts in retaliation.
A UN-sponsored intervention led to this initiative, which called for an area of separation and two equal forces established either side.
In a statement to 37 th General debate under Agenda Item 7 -- Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories on Tuesday, Ala stressed that since the beginning of the war on Syria, the direct Israeli support to the terrorist organizations, which was documented by the UNDOF reports, has increased in the area of separation and its surrounding with the aim to prolong the crisis and exploit it to reinforce the occupation and impose the annexation of the occupied Golan as a fait accompli.
"The group felt that amending the parish boundary would reflect the geographical area of separation between the settlements of Mountsorrel and Rothley, and facilitate effective and convenient local government.
He also said Israeli soldiers largely have ignored the DMZ by patrolling the farmland in recent years, to protect against rebel groups who seized parts of Quneitra despite its location in a U.N.-designated "Area of Separation" or buffer zone under U.N.
"All military activities in the area of separation conducted by any actor pose a risk to the ceasefire and to the local civilian population, in addition to the United Nations personnel on the ground," he wrote.
Turning to the Golan, the situation remains volatile with clashes between the Syrian government forces and armed groups, shelling and occasional airstrikes continuing in the areas of separation and limitation, in particular in Ufaniyah, Jabbata Al Khashab and Al Baath in the central part of the area of separation. In the context of these clashes, fire from the Bravo side has impacted across the ceasefire line.
Israeli troops have in the past opened fire at suspected militants approaching on foot the United Nation's Alfa Line which marks the western perimeter of the Area of Separation between Israeli and Syrian forces.
The Philippine Battalion mission is to conduct peacekeeping operation in the southern half of the area of separation. Since its establishment in 1974, there were but a few violations.

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