Last night, an IDF aircraft attacked some armed terror operatives in the southern area of Syrian Golan Heights, killing seven of them, the military reported. According to the army, the eliminated militants were Daesh* fighters who planned to infiltrate Israel to perpetrate terrorist acts.
Following the operation, the IDF said that it was "prepared for a variety of scenarios," while noting that the army would further operate to ensure the security of Israeli nationals.
Last night, 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— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 2, 2018
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 2, 2018
The Syrian-held southern Golan Heights, the apple of discord between Israel and Syria, earlier was controlled by the Daesh militants. Over the past weeks, incidents in the disputed area have intensified, with both countries exchanging attacks with each other.
Israel has intensified its operations in Syria amid the Syrian army's offensive to clear remaining pockets of terrorists in the country's south.
Israel occupied the area as a result of the 1967 Six-Day War with Syria and annexed the territory in 1981. The annexation has never been recognized by the international community.
* Daesh (also called IS/ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State) — is a terrorist group banned in Russia.