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  3/18/2013, Nisan 7, 5773

Syrian Rebels Take Base near Israeli Border

The battalion of Syrian rebels responsible for the recent abduction of United Nations observers near the Israeli border took control of a Syrian army intelligence base eight kilometers/five miles from the Golan Heights border on Sunday. The battle over the base lasted seven days.

In a video clip posted by the battalion, the biggest building on the base looks deserted. Rebel fighters are seen stepping on a big picture of Basil Al-Assad, the older brother of the Syrian president, who was considered to succeed their father, Hafez Al-Assad but died in an auto accident.