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Coming soon: VICE News travels to Israel’s “quiet border” with Syria in the Golan Heights, where members of the al Qaeda-affiliate, al Nusra Front, are now a visible threat.
December 12, 2014, 8:05pm

In August, al Nusra Front jihadists took control of Syria's side of the border crossing with Israel and kidnapped over 40 United Nations peacekeepers — who have since been released.

But al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-affiliate, isn't Israel's only threat from Syria. President Bashar al-Assad's military, in a possible effort to bait Israel into its civil war to shore up Arab sympathies, has been lobbing mortars across the border. Just a few weeks ago, the Israeli military shot down a Syrian plane flying over the Golan Heights — the first time it has done so since the 1980s.

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In our upcoming series, VICE News travels to Israel's "quiet border" in the Golan Heights, where members of al Nusra Front are now a visible threat.

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