Ultimately the conflict can be described as one between Salafists and more hardline Salafists.
Advances on the ground put Iran-backed group on collision course with Islamic State forces.
Kulanu MK Akram Hasson's comments in an interview with Channel 2 came amid fierce battles in recent days near the Druse village of Khader in the Syrian Golan Heights.
On Monday, fighters from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front executed a Sunni fighter from the Jaysh al-Islam faction in Ghota Sharqia, a Damascus suburb, and then ripped out his bleeding heart.
The al-Qaida affiliated Nusra Front released a video purportedly documenting the Iranian forces fleeing from the battlefield in Aleppo.
Sources affiliated with JN reported on Twitter that "Abu Firas," whose real name is Radwan Namus, was killed alongside his son and six JN jihadists in the Idlib village of Kfar Jalis.
Surprisingly, the Hezbollah captives did not praise their organization for participating in the fighting in Syria and called it an "illegitimate intervention."
The Uzbeki national is shown weeping and embracing his fellow fundamentalists goodbye before driving an armored vehicle packed with explosives into a nearby village.
Washington's top diplomat did assert, however, that the White House has ruled out that chance of US forces being deployed for such an endeavor.
Analysis: Despite reports in the Israeli media, a briefing with IDF Northern Command officers does not suggest any change is afoot on the northern border.