Al-Qaeda's Syria wing, the Nusra Front and other Islamist fighters have taken full control of a border line dividing Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights after capturing many villages in the area, activists reported.
The fighters, who have vowed to "liberate" the area, captured al-Rawadhi and al-Hamidiya villages on Friday, in step to take over the whole province of Quineitra, a week after taking control of a strategic border crossing from Bashar al-Assad forces, according to Reuters.
Israel captured the western part of the strategic plateau from Syria in a 1967 war and occupied it, a move that is not internationally recognized.
Activists said the city, which liberated from Israel in 1973, will be the second territory after Raqqa out of Syrian regime’s control.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer