(Worthy News)-- Rebels in southern Syria announced a major offensive on Wednesday to capture remaining positions held by the Syrian military in Quneitra province, near to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The shelling set off sirens on the Israeli side of the border, warning of incoming rockets or shells, i24 reported.
The groups in the offensive are fighting under the banner of the rebel Western-basked Free Syrian Army. Al-Nusra has fought in southern Syria but is not thought to be the main insurgent force there, unlike in other parts of the country.
Rebel spokesman Issam al-Rayes wrote on Twitter that insurgent groups fighting in the operation had signed a pact, which did not involve Al-Qaeda's Syria wing Al-Nusra Front. --[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/diplomacy-defense/75187-150617-sirens-in-israel-as-syrian-rebels-launch-anti-government-offensive" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]
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