An Israeli air strike has killed seven militants believed to be linked to Islamic State group and seeking to infiltrate the country from the Syrian Golan Heights.
The army confirmed yesterday that the strikes carried out late Wednesday hit Islamic State group’s Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade who had crossed the Alpha line in the Syria-Jordan-Israel border triangle area.
A local newspaper says next morning when troops from the Nahal Brigade searched the area they found the terrorists’ bodies as well as five AK-47 assault rifles, bullet-proof vests, grenades and what looked to be suicide belts.
The incident occurred as Syrian regime forces are in the final stages of their offensive to recapture the Syrian Golan Heights from rebel groups and fighters in southwestern Syria.
Meanwhile, Israel’s defence minister described Syria’s return to its pre-civil war situation and predicted that the Golan Heights frontier would be quieter with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s central rule restored.