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Syria retakes Israeli-occupied Golan crossing

Last modified: 6 Jun 2013 18:19

Syria's government has retaken control of the main crossing into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from opposition fighters.

Al Jazeera's Sue Turton, reporting from the Golan Heights, said that this marked a significant point in the crisis.

Israel has launched a complaint with the UN for the recent violations by the Syrian regime, which Turton said was in direct conflict of the UN ceasefire from 1973. Additionally, she said that Israel has said that it cannot endorse the fact that the Syrian government is "massacring" its own people. Turton said that the use of the word, indicates that the Israeli government is taking sides.