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September 1, 2014 9:25 am

Heavy Fighting Erupts Between Syrian Army, Rebels in Golan Heights

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Golan Heights: lenticular clouds hover over Quneitra Crossing with Syria. Photo: Dave Bender

Golan Heights: lenticular clouds hover over Quneitra Crossing with Syria. Photo: Dave Bender

Reuters – Heavy fighting between the Syrian army and Islamist rebels erupted on Monday on the Golan Heights, where the militants have wrested control of a key frontier crossing which had been operated by the United Nations.

It was not clear whether the forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had managed to retake control of the Quneitra crossing from the rebels of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front.

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