Israeli army thwarts attempt to place explosives along Syria border

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The Israeli army on Monday said it had targeted a group of militants attempting to place explosives along the border fence with Syria on the Golan Heights.


"We just thwarted an attempt by 4 terrorists to place explosives near the security fence between Israel and Syria," the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a tweet. " Our troops and aircraft fired toward the squad and a hit was identified."

Israeli soldiers spotted the alleged militants near the frontier outpost in the early hours, the military said. No Israelis were injured, it added.

The IDF said it was "ready for any scenario," adding that it held the "Syrian regime responsible for all events in Syria."

There was no immediate response from Syria.

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War and annexed it in 1981. Most of the international community considers the move, and Israeli settlements in the territory, illegal under international law.

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Israeli army thwarts attempt to place explosives along Syria border

2020/08/4E4D4EFE-BDFC-4532-9005-E960EA1FC943-1596432186.jpeg
Read: 913     10:29     03 August 2020    

The Israeli army on Monday said it had targeted a group of militants attempting to place explosives along the border fence with Syria on the Golan Heights.


"We just thwarted an attempt by 4 terrorists to place explosives near the security fence between Israel and Syria," the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a tweet. " Our troops and aircraft fired toward the squad and a hit was identified."

Israeli soldiers spotted the alleged militants near the frontier outpost in the early hours, the military said. No Israelis were injured, it added.

The IDF said it was "ready for any scenario," adding that it held the "Syrian regime responsible for all events in Syria."

There was no immediate response from Syria.

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War and annexed it in 1981. Most of the international community considers the move, and Israeli settlements in the territory, illegal under international law.

Deutsche Welle



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