DEBKA Exclusive: Syrian army, rebels in fierce combat near Quneitra
Fierce battles have been raging for two days between rebel forces and Syrian army troops near Quneitra in southern Syria, very close to the border with Israel, DEBKAfile's military sources report exclusively on Monday.
Our sources report that Syrian forces, backed by the Russian air force, launched an attack Sunday morning on rebel positions near the border town. Under a heavy Russian bombardment, the rebels withdrew from one of their main outposts in the area of Tel Douba. The rebels later succeeded in recapturing the outpost, with both the rebels and the Syrian army suffering casualties.
The sounds of the battles can be heard clearly in the Israeli communities on the Golan, and IDF forces in the area are monitoring the situation closely.