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May 11, 2014 10:30 am

Israeli Army Closes Golan Heights Area Bordering Syria

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Syrian-controlled territory as seen from the Golan Heights. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

AFP – Israel’s army on Sunday declared part of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights a closed military zone, fearing battles on the Syrian side would spill over the ceasefire line.

An army spokeswoman told AFP the area around the Quneitra crossing was closed “for security reasons.” Speaking to AFP, security sources said they feared fighting between rebels and Syrian army forces would affect the area.

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