WATCH: 7 ISIS terrorists eliminated in Syrian Golan near Israel’s border
An Israeli Air Force drone targeted and eliminated a group of 7 armed terrorists in the Syrian southern Golan Heights early Thursday.
The IDF confirmed carrying out an air strike overnight, saying it had targeted “several armed terror operatives in the southern Syrian Golan Heights”. The IDF’s statement did not elaborate on any casualties.
Explosive belts and an AK-47 rifle were found in the area.
“Last night, the IDF tracked 7 armed suspects identified as terrorists most likely affiliated with ISIS. Their movements were tracked in the southern Golan Heights near the area of the triangle of Israel, Jordan, and the DMZ of Syria. An IDF aircraft struck the 7 terrorists”, the IDF said later in a statement.
“IDF troops completed a search today where the 7 bodies were located, and in the same area the following was found: five AK-47 assault rifles, explosives, and what appear to be grenades”.
“The IDF holds the Syrian regime responsible for everything that takes place within Syria and all violent acts or threats aimed at Israel from Syria. The IDF stands by the 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement, which ended the Yom Kippur War and is still in effect today”.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman visited the border with Syria earlier, saying the incidents in the area now have a “clear address” after Syrian dictator Bashar Assad has recaptured the area from ISIS terrorists.
The defense minister also predicted that the Golan Heights frontier would be quieter from now on.
“From our perspective, the situation is returning to how it was before the civil war, meaning there is a real address, someone responsible, and central rule,” Liberman told reporters.
Asked whether Israelis should be less wary of potential Golan flare-ups, Lieberman said: “I believe so.”