Fires near Israeli-held territory
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Syrian army 'retakes Golan crossing'

The Syrian army has taken control of a UN-monitored crossing in the Golan Heights which had been overrun by rebel forces, Israeli military sources say.

Tanks and armoured vehicles were used in the raid at Quneitra, near Israeli-held territory, the BBC was told.

The fighting came a day after Syrian troops - backed by Lebanon's Hezbollah militants - retook the key town of Qusair after a three-week siege.

The battle for Qusair has highlighted Hezbollah's growing role in the crisis.

Rajesh Mirchandani reports.

  • 06 Jun 2013
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