Israeli airforce strikes IS-linked group in Syria: army

A UN officer monitors the Israel-Syria border in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on November 27, 2016Israel’s air force targeted gunmen linked to the Islamic State group in Syria overnight, the army said Monday, after they fired on an Israeli soldier in the occupied Golan Heights. “Overnight the (Israeli air force) targeted an abandoned UN building that has been used by the Islamic State as an operations centre along the border in the southern Syrian Golan Heights,” an army statement read. It said the building was the “base for yesterday’s attack,” which was believed to be the first such direct assault by jihadists on Israeli soldiers in the Golan Heights since Syria’s civil war began in 2011.

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