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Army orders local authorities to ready bomb shelters, deploys Iron Dome battery in Golan Heights and calls up some reservist forces; IDF chief, defense minister holding consultations.

The IDF went on high alert for a possible flare-up with neighboring Syria on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

The IDF said that, after identifying “irregular activity” by Iranian forces in Syria, it instructed civic authorities on the Golan Heights to ready bomb shelters, deployed new defenses and mobilized some reservist forces.

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot cancelled a scheduled appearance at an annual security conference and was conferring with Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and other national security chiefs, officials said.

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