Israel ‘thwarts IS attack’ on Golan Heights

Israeli soldiers patrol the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israel says the group had crossed a ceasefire line whilst it was once attacked

Israel says it has killed seven suspected Islamic State (IS) militants who it says had crossed inside Israeli lines on the Golan Heights.

The Israeli military mentioned it introduced an air strike close to a ceasefire line separating Israeli and Syrian facets of a demilitarised zone.

It is an extraordinary attack by way of Israel on militants in the space, just lately retaken by way of Syrian forces from IS and rebels.

Most of the Golan Heights were occupied through Israel since the 1967 conflict.

“Following searches this morning, explosive belts and an AK-47 attack rifle have been found,” the Israel Safeguard Forces (IDF) tweeted.

The BBC’s Middle East correspondent in Jerusalem, Tom Bateman, says that in spite of the infiltration, Israel sees Iranian forces unswerving to President Assad because the biggest risk from inside of Syria.

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Israel says it’ll no longer permit Iran – Israel’s arch-foe – to bolster its military presence in Syria – one thing Israel considers an immediate danger.

Although Israel isn’t right away concerned in the Syrian war, it has an increasing number of carried air moves against Iranian belongings and army workforce in Syria.

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