IDF Strikes ISIS Terrorists Approaching Israel-Syria Border

Seven Islamic State militants were killed in an Israeli attack Wednesday night in the Syrian Golan Heights. Assault rifles and explosive belts were retrieved from the scene by Israeli forces

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The Israeli Air Force on Wednesday struck seven ISIS militants who were 200 meters from the Israeli border, the IDF confirmed on Thursday.

IDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said that on Wednesday night, around 10:30 PM, the IDF identified a number of terrorists making their way in the southern Golan Heights. The terrorists had crossed the Alpha line in the Syria-Jordan-Israel border triangle area and were tracked by the IDF for several kilometers. As they reached 200 meters from the Israel-Syria border, they were attacked by an IAF aircraft.

According to Brig. Gen. Manelis, apparently all seven terrorists who were eliminated belonged to the ISIS terror organization. It is believed that these militants fled the areas recaptured by Assad’s army. 

On Thursday morning, during searches of the area, seven bodies were found, and around them were explosive vests, five Kalashnikovs, and grenades.

“The Assad regime is responsible for everything that occurs in Syrian territory, and anything that is carried out against Israel,” the IDF Spokesman said. “The IDF is on high alert and is prepared for a variety of scenarios.”

 

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