RELEASED FOR PUBLICATION: Ranwa Shanawi, 22, stole funds from her parents to buy airline ticket to Turkey, then used fake documents to cross into Syria to join the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front.
– She was later arrested by fellow members of the group, then deported back to Turkey.
By Lilach Shoval
An Israeli citizen who traveled to Syria to join the Nusra Front and “die a martyr’s death” crossed the border back into Israel last month and was arrested by the Shin Bet security agency and the Israel Police, the Shin Bet reported Sunday after an ban on the story was lifted. Continue Reading »
IDF task force with tanks and bulldozers crosses half-kilometre into Syria to dismantle a Nusra Front controlled refugee camp, according to Arab media reports
• IDF declines to comment.
By Daniel Siryoti & Israel Hayom Staff
An Israeli military task force, accompanied by tanks and bulldozers, crossed about 500 yards into Syrian territory near Quneitra recently and dismantled a refugee camp in the area, Arab news outlets reported Thursday.
Israeli Druze look over the border with concern at the fighting in Syria – Photo: AP
According to the reports, the refugee camp, consisting of tin huts and tents, was built in an area controlled by the Nusra Front and was home to dozens of Syrian families that had fled the nearby fighting. Continue Reading »
Israeli expert estimates that al-Qaida’s Nusra Front is afraid of taking the predominantly Druse village of Hader near Israel’s border, because it fears an IDF response from the Jewish state.
Eight Islamist groups active near Israel’s border in southern Syria have united into one bloc as the country’s Druse come under increasing pressure.
Israeli soldiers stand near the border with Syria in the Golan Heights. – Photo: REUTERS
According to a report on the website Alsouria.net over the weekend, eight Islamist factions announced the formation of Jaish al-Fatah, or the Army of Conquest, in southern Syria in order to face the Syrian regime. Continue Reading »
Fighters from pro-Assad Lebanese terror group Hezbollah clash in Lebanon with invading Syrian mujahideen, Nusra Front, opponents of the Damascus regime.
BEIRUT – Hezbollah fighters and gunmen from al-Qaida’s Syria wing Nusra Front clashed on Tuesday in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria, Hezbollah’s television channel and a military source in the Lebanese group said.
Mujahideen members of al-Qaida’s Nusra Front – Photo: REUTERS/file
The source said the group ambushed Nusra fighters in “advanced positions” in the outskirts of the mountain towns of Toufeil and Britel. Nusra Front fighters have regularly been active in areas close to the Syrian border and have targeted Hezbollah and Lebanese army positions in the past. Continue Reading »