Israeli airstrike kills 7 Islamic State fighters who crossed from Syria into Israeli territory

By August 02 2018, 16:12 Latest News No Comments

Strike on ISISThe Israel Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed that it conducted an airstrike late Wednesday night killing seven Islamic State fighters who had crossed the 1974 ceasefire line into Israeli territory.

The terrorists were found to be armed with weaponry including suicide belts along with a Kalashnikov rifle.

In a statement the army said that “overnight, an IDF aircraft fired towards several armed terror operatives in the southern Syrian Golan Heights. Following searches this morning, explosive belts and an AK-47 assault rifle were found in the area”.

“The IDF is on high alert and readiness and will continue to operate to ensure the security of the citizens of Israel,” the army added.

The gunmen had made it some 200 meters (650 feet) past the “alpha line” but did not manage to reach the technical fence bordering the Israeli Golan Heights, IDF spokesman Jonathan Conricus said.

The attack came just a week after Israeli aircraft demolished a rocket launcher belonging to Islamic State after it fired 2 rockets at Israel. The IDF said a Sukhoi-model jet had travelled two kilometres into Israeli airspace the day before when the Israeli military launched two Patriot missiles at the plane, shooting it down.

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