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 city of Quneitra, Golan, Syria

Quneitra (also Al Qunaytirah, Qunaitira, or Kuneitra) is the largely destroyed and abandoned capital of the Quneitra Governorate in south-western Syria. It is situated in a high valley in the Golan Heights at an elevation of 1,010 metres (3,313 feet) above sea level. Quneitra was founded in the Ottoman era as a way station on the caravan route to Damascus and subsequently became a garrison town of some 20,000 people, strategically located near the ceasefire line with Israel. Its name is Arabic for "the little bridge".

On 10 June 1967, the last day of the Six-Day War, Quneitra came under Israeli control. It was briefly recaptured by Syria during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, but Israel regained control in its subsequent counter-offensive. The city was almost completely destroyed before the Israeli withdrawal in June 1974. It now lies in the demilitarized United Nations Disengagement Observer Force Zone between Syria and Israel, a short distance from the de facto border between the two countries, and is populated by only a handful of families. Syria refused to rebuild the city and actively discourages resettlement in the area. Israel was heavily criticized by the United Nations for the city's destruction, while Israel has also criticized Syria for not rebuilding Quneitra.

Quneitra, Syria
Quneitra, Golan, Syria
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updated Sat. December 9, 2023

As Vote arrived, the IDF fired on a position held by Syrian President Bashar Assad's troops after a mortar shell landed near Israel's security fence on the northern Golan Heights on Monday close to Quneitra. The shell is believed to be spillover from the ongoing Syrian civil war. The IDF reported that the ...
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Gritting his teeth, rebel field commander Ibrahim Musalima, 27, insists the extra measures are necessary. "It's not fear, it's readiness," says Musalima. "We're setting up lines of defence and attack, and upping our coordination with the Quneitra rebels to the west, all the way to the border with Suweida to the ...
Reports on Tuesday indicated that a total of 12 people had been injured in mortar attack by militants on a district in the city of Baath, which is also known as the New Quneitra, in the southwestern province of Quneitra. The war in Syria has killed more than 400,000 people, according to the estimates ...
Introduction. This multi-sectoral needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in March 2018, referring to the situation in February 2018. These factsheets ...
Tensions in the border area, which remains an apple of discord between Tel-Aviv and Damascus, have been growing as the conflict in Syria deepens. The western two-thirds of the Golan Heights (known in Syria as the Quneitra governorate) was annexed by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967, what had ...

At present the regime controls only a small part of the Golan border area, from the new town of Quneitra towards the village of Khader and the Syrian part of Mt Hermon. Its grip to the north of that is firmer – around the road connecting new Quneitra to Damascus. Israeli army maps show it this way: a narrow ...
According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Army's first target in southern Syria will be the Al-Quneitra Governorate. The Syrian Army is already in control of the northern part of Al-Quneitra, but the remaining towns to the south, including the provincial capital, remain in possession of the jihadist ...
Al-Numairi told Enab Baladi that a massive percentage of the agricultural lands near the towns of Swisah, al-Rafid and Beer Ajam, which are all towns in the governorate of Quneitra near the borders of Occupied Golan, are offered for sell, pointing out that the prices vary between one thousand and 2500 ...
Also, they added that several units from the army's 5th, 7th, and 9th divisions were brought back from Eastern Ghouta to Dara'a and Al-Quneitra provinces. With all signs pointing to Southern Syria as the next military objective after the conclusion of Eastern Ghouta and the Southern countryside of Damascus ...
When he was three years old and walked out of a mosque in his home village near Quneitra, a rocket exploded and blinded him in both eyes. It was just after the Syrian civil war began, and he has been blind ever since. "There are a lot of airplanes and explosions, and I'm in darkness all the time," he says.
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is nearing the end of their operations in the East Ghouta region of Damascus, as they await Jaysh Al-Islam's decision regarding the key town of Douma. Should Jaysh Al-Islam choose to depart from Douma, the Syrian Army will send their large ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is nearing the end of their operations in the East Ghouta region of Damascus, as they await Jaysh Al-Islam's decision regarding the key town of Douma. Should Jaysh Al-Islam choose to depart from Douma, the Syrian Army will send their large ...
Informed sources told Anadolu on Friday that opposition factions in Daraa and Al-Quneitra provinces in southern Syria are preparing for major military action against the regime and Iranian militias in the region. The anonymous sources said that the preparations coincided with the arrival of about 200 US ...
"You see, living in Quneitra, we never wanted to do harm to our country. We thought from the beginning that being in the ranks of the FSA, we will make our country better, but then there were foreign commanders from Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan and other countries, and it became clear to us that the war ...
MEDIA reports on 4 March stated that two Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants had been killed and another had been wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced on a motorcycle by unidentified militants, detonated in Hiran area in Syria's Quneitra governorate on an earlier unspecified ...
In the six months that followed the implementation of the “de-escalation” agreement in southern Syria, in July 2017, the Syrian regime's military aircraft and helicopters departed the sky above Daraa and Quneitra governorates, throughout a period, considered as the longest since the military aircraft were ...

Hezbollah has also used Quneitra as a base to train Iran-backed forces fighting in other conflicts in the region. Ahmad, a foot soldier for an Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary group called Al-Badr, told me in Baghdad, he was flown to Quneitra, along with other fighters, to be trained by Lebanese Hezbollah in ...
Syrian government forces, supported by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have repelled a surprise attack by members of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, on military posts in the country's strategic southwestern region of Quneitra near the border ...
The Syrian Army units operating in Quneitra, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, foiled an attack by al-Nusra Front terrorists on military posts in the surroundings of al-Baath City. SANA reporter in Quneitra said that the army units and the popular defense groups engaged in violent clashes with ...
Damascus has long expressed alarm over the Israeli military's aid to opposition factions such as the Quneitra-based Liwa Fursan al-Jolan, or the “Knights of the Golan Brigade,” and FSA faction Firqat Ahrar Nawa. Last month, Firqat Ahrar Nawa posted a video to YouTube showing rebels unloading a truck ...
President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday issued a decree naming Abdul Majeed al-Kawakibi as governor of the province of Deir-ez-Zor, ending the appointment of Mohammad Ibrahim Samra. Assad also issued a decree naming Humam Sadeq Debyyat as governor of Quneitra, ending the appointment of ...
A woman sits near a sign at Mount Bental, an observation post in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that overlooks the Syrian side of the Quneitra ... The Syrian regime and Hezbollah have begun military preparations in Quneitra's countryside amid fears that Daraa and Quneitra will turn into an arena for an ...
Syria's air defenses fired at Israeli spy drone as it flew over the southwestern Syrian city of Quneitra, forcing them to leave the Syrian air space. “Syrian air defense confronts an Israeli reconnaissance plane over Quneitra, forces it to leave the Syrian spaces,” the official SANA news outlet reported.
ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, six Syria Revolutionaries Front (SRF) fighters - including a commander and his brother - were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) - described in reports as an explosive canister - emplaced on the road by unidentified ...
Israeli military 'prepared' to intervene as a Druze village is caught up in fighting between Assad's forces and rebels. 3 Nov 2017. Violence hits Druze village Hader in Syria's Quneitra. Druze in Golan Heights have been caught up in violence across the border [Baz Ratner/Reuters]. Israeli security forces say they are ...
During the month of February, the humanitarian community tracked 167,906 displacements in the governorates of Al-Hasakeh, Aleppo, Dar'a, Hama, Homs, Idleb and Quneitra. In comparison with the displacement which took place in January 2018, a 35% decrease is noted which is largely attributed to the ...
This comment from the Pentagon is noteworthy, considering the presumed existence of the Amman Center for cease-fire control in southwestern Syria, which includes Quneitra, Daraa and Suweida provinces. More importantly, the two major players in southwestern Syria — neighbors Jordan and Israel ...
The southern governorate of Quneitra, is a largely agricultural governorate located in the Syrian Golan Heights. Three of the assessed communities in Quneitra, had no pre-conflict population remaining on the last day of December: Breiqa, Quneitra and Bir Ajam (all in Quneitra subdistrict). However, all ...


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