Rebels ‘holding ground’ at Quneitra crossing

Reuters reports that despite heavy aerial bombardment from the Syrian air force, rebels who took control of the Quneitra area on Wednesday are maintaining their positions.

Citing a source in the Islamist Beit al Maqdis brigade, which was involved in the fighting, the service reports rebels are “holding ground.”

On Wednesday, the Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda offshoot, and other groups took control of the Quneitra crossing into Israel.

The service also quotes rebels spokesman Abu Iyas al Horani saying six rebels were killed in the fighting.

Some of the fighting spilled over into Israel Wednesday, with at least six mortars landing in the Israeli Golan Heights and two people, a soldier and a civilian, suffering light to moderate injuries from stray fire.

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