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Israeli alarm over Syrian clashes in Golan Heights

Israeli alarm over Syrian clashes in Golan Heights
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Israeli concerns have been raised over yet another potential spillover from the Syria conflict.

A UN controlled border crossing in the Golan heights is at the centre of clashes between rebels fighting the Assad regime and Syrian forces.

The crossing near the city of Quneitra is in a demilitarised zone patrolled by UN peacekeepers.

An Israeli military spokesperson said the fighting had not yet crossed into Israeli territory but that locals had been evacuated from the town.

Israel is constantly on alert over the Golan Heights, which it captured from Syria in 1967. It fears it will become a springboard for attacks on Israelis by jihadi fighters, who are involved in the battle against President Assad.