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Israeli army says it killed 7 IS group infiltrators

AP , Thursday 2 Aug 2018

The Israeli military says it targeted and killed seven "armed terror operatives" who had crossed into Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said on Thursday that Israel tracked the armed persons approaching the border on Wednesday night and a military aircraft struck as they attempted to cross a security fence on the Israeli size of the frontier.

A subsequent search of the area yielded several assault rifles and explosives. He said a preliminary assessment was that the infiltrators were Islamic State group militants.

The military troops were on "high alert and readiness" following the airstrike in the southern occupied Golan Heights.

The army's announcement came shortly after Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman toured a Patriot missile defense battery in northern Israel during a military preparedness drill.

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