Syrian forces recapture Quneitra crossing on Golan
DEBKAfile June 6, 2013, 3:12 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel’s military confirmed that Syrian rebels had briefly captured the only Golan border crossing earlier Thursday after heavy fighting around Quneitra. It has since changed hands again. After the fighting died down, the IDF reopened the Golan Route 98 between Kibbutz Ein Zivan and Alonei Bashan to civilian traffic. It was closed during the fighting and farmers warned to stay out of orchards near the border fence. At the same time, Israel admitted injured Syrian rebels at the Quneitra crossing and transferred them to hospital. Shells from the battle around the town exploded in the UN camp inside the Syrian-Israeli separation zone on the Golan.