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Islamist fighters 'take control of Syria border crossing'

Al Qaida's Syrian branch Nusra Front and other Islamist fighters have taken control of a border crossing dividing Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a monitoring group has said.

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Islamist fighters 'take control of Syria border crossing'

Al Qaida's Syrian branch Nusra Front and other Islamist fighters have taken control of a border crossing dividing Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a monitoring group has said.

Smoke billows on the border between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Credit: RTV

The fighters, who have vowed to "liberate" the area, captured the Quneitra post on the Syrian side from forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad following fierce clashes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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