The Syrian army is pressing a counter-offensive to halt the rebels' advance on the Golan town of Quneitra after their capture of the hills linking the twon to the southern Syrian town of Deraa near the border with Jordan. The Syrian army is using hundreds of rockets and conducting running air strikes in a continuous assault on rebel forces as they advance opposite IDF positions in the southern sector of Israeli Golan.
Diplomatic sources in Beirut told the Saudi Okaz that Hizballah and Iraqi militias are preparing a major battle for the Golan town of Quneitra on the Syrian-Israeli border.