Syrian militants seize Golan Heights border crossing

Syrian militants seize border crossing with Israel-controlled Golan Heights.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   Aug. 27, 2014 at 9:55 PM
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QUNEITRA, Syria, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida-linked militants in Syria seized the Quneitra border crossing into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday, activists said.

The Syrian rebels included members of the al-Qaida-affiliated al-Nusra Front.

Israel Defense Forces Lt. Col. Peter Lerner told CNN three errant mortar rounds and small-arms fire crossed into Israeli territory during fighting Wednesday.

One IDF officer and one civilian were injured.

This isn't the first time Israel has been pulled into the three-year-long civil war in Syria, but Israel has said it has no interest in involving itself in that fight.

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