Al­leged IS mil­i­tant hide­out in Syria bombed

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

JERUSALEM (AP) : IS­RAEL CAR­RIED out an air strike in Syria on a build­ing used by Is­lamic State mil­i­tants to at­tack Is­raeli forces, the mil­i­tary said yes­ter­day.

The overnight air strike tar­geted an aban­doned United Na­tions build­ing that Is­rael said was used as a base by the mil­i­tants. There were no im­me­di­ate re­ports of in­juries.

Is­rael has been largely un­af­fected by the Syr­ian civil war rag­ing next door, suf­fer­ing only spo­radic in­ci­dents of spillover fire over the fron­tier that Is­rael has gen­er­ally dis­missed as tac­ti­cal er­rors of the As­sad regime. Is­rael has re­sponded to these cases with lim­ited reprisals on Syr­ian po­si­tions in re­sponse to the er­rant fire.

But on Sun­day, Is­raeli air­craft struck a ma­chine gun-mounted ve­hi­cle in­side Syria, killing four Is­lamic State-af­fil­i­ated mil­i­tants in­side af­ter they had opened fire on a mil­i­tary pa­trol on the Is­raeli side of the Golan Heights, the mil­i­tary said.

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