Astronaut Randy Bresnik captured from ISS Golan Heights of Levant in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Golan Heights involves the borders of Israel, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria.

Credit: Randy Bresnik, NASA

The Golan Heights, a rocky plateau in south-western Syria, has a political and strategic significance which belies its size. The Golan Heights is the area captured from Syria and occupied by Israel during the Six-Day War, territory which Israel annexed in 1981. Since then it has been an international territorial issue especially between Israel and Syria.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Randy Bresnik’s Tweet
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