Syrian Rebels Thwart Islamic State Attempts to Reach Israeli Border

(Ynet News) Alex Fishman - Two attempts by Islamic State in Syria to take up positions along the Golan Heights border with Israel have been thwarted in the past two weeks. Two weeks ago, Syrian rebels overcame an armed group from the IS-affiliated Jaysh al-Jihad south of Quneitra. Two days ago in the southern Golan Heights, the Free Syrian Army, in cooperation with Jabhat al-Nusra, overpowered IS loyalists from the Shuhada al-Yarmouk Brigades. Israeli security officials said the Jabhat al-Nusra fighters operating in the Golan are local residents who benefit from the group's logistical and financial support.

2015-05-21 00:00:00

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