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Israel declares part of occupied Golan Heights closed military zone

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Israel has locked one of its border crossing with the neighboring Syria declaring part of the Golan Heights a closed military zone, fearing that intensifying battles and violence in Syria will spread to the Israeli occupied territory.

The Quneitra crossing, primarily serving UN peacekeeping forces was closed “for security reasons,” an army spokeswoman announced saying that fierce fighting could affect the area, especially farmers.

The decision to close off the area was based on the IDF Northern Command’s intelligence assessment of the battles in Syria and the possibility of mortar attacks close to the crossing. The closure is expected to continue for two weeks, Walla News reports.

Israel is already coping with the consequences of fighting on the Syrian side close to its border. Earlier this year, in southwestern Syria, insurgents established the Southern Front. It is estimated that this force includes some 30,000 fighters from more than 55 rebel groups.

Besides fighting Assad’s forces, the rebel factions are also clashing between themselves. Western-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday claimed that Al-Qaeda affiliated militant group, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) regained control of key parts of Deir al-Zor province from other rebel forces.

http://rt.com/news/158280-israel-closed-golan-syria/

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Written by voiceoftruthusa

May 12, 2014 at 4:31 am

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