The Israeli regime has launched a large - scale military drill in the occupied Golan Heights amid escalating tensions in the region over Tel Aviv’s recent strikes on Syria.Hundreds of soldiers and tanks participated in the massive drill that began on Monday. The Israeli military activities in the occupied Golan Heights come following several strikes by the Tel Aviv regime against Syria. On May 5, Syria said the Israeli regime had carried out an airstrike targeting a research center in a suburb of Damascus, following heavy losses inflicted upon al-Qaeda-affiliated groups by the Syrian army. According to Syrian media reports, the strike hit the Jamraya Research Center. The Jamraya facility had been targeted in another Israeli airstrike in January. The May 5 Israeli aggression was Tel Aviv’s second strike on Syria in three days. On May 21, the Syrian army said it had destroyed an Israeli military vehicle that had crossed the ceasefire line in its territory in the Golan Heights. According to the Syrian army, the Israeli military fired two rockets from the occupied site of Tal al-Faras into Syria overnight in retaliation. Syria has been gripped by unrest for over two years, and many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the foreign-sponsored militancy.