Israel has reportedly been assisting anti-Damascus militant groups for years in the occupied parts of the Golan Heights. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Tel Aviv provides funds, medical supplies and assistance to the militants to ensure a buffer zone in Syria’s Golan Heights. The report also says that an Israeli military unit was set up in 20-16 to facilitate the transfer of aid to the armed groups and help them buy weapons and ammunition. The Wall Street Journal quotes the anti-Syria militants as saying that they would have not survived without Israel’s assistance. The revelations come as Tel Aviv has long been accused of assisting armed groups and treating injured militants who fight Syrian government forces.