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IDF officer injured as Islamist rebels seize Syria-Israel crossing
The Times of Israel ^ | August 27, 2014 | Spencer Ho and Times of Israel staff

Posted on 08/27/2014 9:37:30 AM PDT by huldah1776

An Israeli officer in the Golan Heights was moderately injured by apparent stray fire from fighting in Syria Wednesday morning, as an al-Qaeda linked rebel group took control of the only crossing between Israel and Syria.

At least six mortars fired from Syria landed in the Golan Heights over the course of the day as rebels and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad fought for control of the Quneitra crossing, near Israel’s northeastern border.

The IDF said it had not completely determined whether the mortars were fired into Israel intentionally or were a spillover from fighting between rival factions on the Syrian side of the border.

The mortars also caused damage to a car, according to Israeli news source Ynet.

In response to the spillover, Israeli forces hit two Syrian army positions, the IDF said.

Syrian rebels, including the al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front, seized control of the Syrian crossing with the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Wednesday, a monitoring group said.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofisrael.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; Syria
KEYWORDS: idf; israel; syrianrebels; wot
Just how many Syrian rebel groups are there??? Which ones were supported by the U.S.?
1 posted on 08/27/2014 9:37:30 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

This crap is getting out of hand quickly.....We’ll be lucky to live through it.


2 posted on 08/27/2014 9:53:59 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: huldah1776

Oops, you just got Israel involved.


3 posted on 08/27/2014 10:12:29 AM PDT by struggle
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To: Robe

I feel exactly as you do. I’m dreading Sep.11 I feel like it will be a miracle if nothing awful happens that day.


4 posted on 08/27/2014 10:15:06 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: struggle

Bush’s fault, not mine!


5 posted on 08/27/2014 10:16:22 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: jocon307

Well, if you think about it, they could do it on the 10th if they use a different time zone.


6 posted on 08/27/2014 10:17:17 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Robe

“...We’ll be lucky to live through it.”

Yep.

5.56mm


7 posted on 08/27/2014 10:18:54 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: huldah1776

Something must have gotten lost in the translation. Israel controls the Israeli/Syrian border. Just ask the dumbass who let loose the mortars with the bad aim. Virgin Call! The notion that anyone in Syria has anything to say about what/who crosses that gate is silly. And technically it’s the Golan/Syria crossing anyway. I’m not sure if the Israelis have finished annexing Golan yet but they need to get it done PDQ——all the way to Bekaa.


9 posted on 08/27/2014 10:28:07 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: huldah1776

Are they trying to capture the US border?


10 posted on 08/27/2014 10:39:51 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Robe

Would somebody please analyze and identify ISIS’ TACTICAL MANEUVERS in overcoming bases, checkpoints, cities, etc? Their tactics must be dissected and DEFEATED. Response to mortar positions must be met with CLUSTER BOMB AIRSTRIKES.. F/A-18’s AT THE READY!


11 posted on 08/27/2014 10:43:57 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: huldah1776

Al NURSA or JAN have pledged support at times to ISIS and other times not but mostly times they have.


12 posted on 08/27/2014 10:44:20 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Al NURSA or JAN have pledged support at times to ISIS and other times not but mostly times they have.

Huh? They've been fighting each other for almost a year. Evidence to the contrary?

13 posted on 08/27/2014 10:53:42 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: cherokee1

Ah.


14 posted on 08/27/2014 10:54:52 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

Go kidnap them, hold for ransom and or behead them.


15 posted on 08/27/2014 10:57:58 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: huldah1776

So why would Israel hit Syrian army positions if the border crossing was attacked by a rebel group?


16 posted on 08/27/2014 11:00:11 AM PDT by grania
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To: Alter Kaker

JAN is a fractured organization. Just because a few clans denounce ISIS publicly that does not mean behind the tent or indeed other clans will or do.

Al Qaeda, Baathists, JAN and ISIS are quite capable for a moment at least to excuse their ideals for short term common goals.

http://www.france24.com/en/20140625-syrian-branch-qaeda-vows-loyalty-iraq-isis-kamal/


17 posted on 08/27/2014 11:24:12 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: huldah1776

Update...
“An Israeli military spokesman, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, confirmed that the crossing was no longer controlled by Syrian government forces.”

http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-syria-israel-golan-heights-border-crossing-rebels-20140827-story.html


18 posted on 08/27/2014 11:42:31 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: M Kehoe

The Eastern World....it is explodin’....


19 posted on 08/27/2014 11:44:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I read and saw videos of ISIS using a Drone to survey that big Syrian airbase they captured.
After having a look at the tape, about 90 men attacked the fence, nothing fancy, just using sniper fire to keep heads down, then a mad dash...WWI style from what I could see they took quite a few causalities.
I thing they rely on the cowardice of their opponents.. the way Arabs fight.. RUN AWAY Quick
20 posted on 08/27/2014 11:50:39 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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n response to the spillover, Israeli forces hit two Syrian army positions, the IDF said.

Why would they want to help AL Qaeda?

21 posted on 08/27/2014 12:17:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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soon enough those will be our border posts... oh wait... we don’t really have a border any more


22 posted on 08/27/2014 12:23:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Just telling them to back off or get out of their bubble? What if the Syrian army was driving the rebels towards Israel?


23 posted on 08/27/2014 12:41:57 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: cherokee1
Israel controls the Israeli/Syrian border. Just ask the dumbass who let loose the mortars with the bad aim. Virgin Call!

Don't F with the IDF, or we will be hearing more and more about running out of virgins....
LOL
24 posted on 08/27/2014 1:38:08 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regret.s - but it may be too late.)
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To: cherokee1

actually there is a no-man’s land called the Purple Zone between Israel and Syria that is patrolled by the UN.
The gate referred to would be on the Syrian side of the Purple Zone. At Quneitra the zone is not very wide since the
site of the town was returned to Syrian control after the Yom Kippur war, so its quite possible that an exposed person would be hit by gunfire from Syria (stray or otherwise)..


25 posted on 08/27/2014 3:29:13 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: struggle

Israel should support the Syrian troops against the Jihadists because Al Nusra is anti-Israel just like ISIS. The Syrians know better than to really tick off the Israelis.

This kind of action would confuse the hell out of all of them. I like that.


26 posted on 08/27/2014 4:13:59 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Would somebody please analyze and identify ISIS’ TACTICAL MANEUVERS in overcoming bases, checkpoints, cities, etc?

The CIC is working on it...however, between fundraisers, golf and vacations there isn't a lot of time left over for him to actually do his job.

Sleep tight.

27 posted on 08/28/2014 6:09:23 PM PDT by JPG ("So sue me". OK, we will.)
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