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IDF Bolsters Troops Near Syria Border to Counter Threat From Civil War

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The Israel-Syria border's Quneitra crossing. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Times of Israel РFierce fighting between Syrian rebel and government forces over the strategic Quneitra crossing on the Golan Heights has compelled Israel to up its readiness in the area

Forces loyal to the Assad regime have been fighting over the past day to retake the border area from rebels who captured it Wednesday, while rebel forces, including from the al-Qaeda-linked Al Nusra Front, have been streaming to the area in a bid to hold the spot.

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