Hizbullah, Rebel Groups Still Active in Southern Syria

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel - An attack last week attributed to Israel was reported on the Syrian border, in the area of Quneitra in the Golan Heights. The attack was aimed at a position being used in tandem by the First Corps of the Syrian army and the local Hizbullah command. Despite the return of control of the area to Syrian President Assad in 2018, every month 50 to 60 deaths are recorded in incidents between the Syrian army and local rebel groups. The large rebel organizations that operated in the area in the past have been dismantled, but new local organizations have sprung up for self-defense. "The truth is that there are no civilians left in southern Syria," says a security source in Israel. "In every home there is heavy weaponry, which is intended for survival, for protecting the family."

2020-10-26 00:00:00

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