The Golan Heights, Where Al-Qaeda Fights Hizbullah

(Times of Israel) Avi Issacharoff - Most of the Syrian Golan Heights has fallen to the opposition. Along the Syrian-Israeli border there are only two areas still under the rule of the Assad regime - Kuneitra in the central Golan, and Khader, the Druze area in the north. Jabhat al-Nusra, a group created as the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda in Iraq, now controls the southern Syrian Golan Heights. From the Israeli side of the border, one can make out the group's black flags waving over homes in the village of Kudna. But not every area in opposition hands is controlled by Islamists. In some areas, more moderate groups are in charge.

2014-04-18 00:00:00

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