A rebel fighter of the Southern Front of the Free Syrian Army gestures while standing with his fellow fighter near their weapons at the front line in the north-west countryside of Deraa, March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

On Sunday morning, the Islamist rebel factions from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” took complete control of the strategic hilltop at Tal Al-Ahmar inside the Golan Heights after fierce clashes with the National Defense Forces (NDF) in the last 48 hours.

According to a military source in the Al-Quenitra Governorate, the National Defense Forces withdrew from Tal Al-Ahmar after the Free Syrian Army and Jabhat Al-Nusra launched another assault at this hilltop.

 

 

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