Israeli Air Force kills 7 militants in strike at Syrian border

Israel sees benefits in Assad gains

The military described it as a "triangle area" near the borders of Israel, Syria and Jordan in the occupied Golan Heights.

The UN peacekeeping forces first deployed along the frontier in 1974 to separate Syrian and Israeli forces after Israel occupied the Golan Heights in the 1967 war.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that a "missile attack hit regime and pro-regime forces positions west of Damascus" without being able to identify the side responsible.

The peacekeeping mission was halted in 2014, over security concerns, amid the violence in Syria's civil war.

Manelis said an Israeli Air Force aircraft attacked the squad of seven and their bodies were found Thursday.

After Syria's civil war began, clashes between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces and rebels began inside the disengagement zone.

Russian Federation announced Wednesday it had reached an agreement to keep Iranian forces 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the Syrian-Israeli frontier.

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Israel has killed seven Syrian fighters it believed were about to carry out an attack on the Golan Heights for Islamic State.

The new Russian posts would be handed over to the Syrian government once the situation stabilized, the ministry said.

The incident took place in the southern part of the Golan Heights, where a demilitarized buffer zone was established between Israel and Syria.

The remarks by Israel's defense minister signal an emerging Israeli accommodation with Assad, an old enemy who has not sought direct confrontation with Israel, as he regains control of Syria from rebels - including some Islamist groups. In 2014, Al-Qaeda militants in the area kidnapped 45 United Nations peacekeepers before releasing them after two weeks.

Army units had used "all types of weapons" to shell a group of militants who had come close to its side of the Yarmouk Valley in clashes that lasted almost 24 hours from Tuesday to Wednesday afternoon, an army source said.

"The IDF is on high alert and readiness and will continue to operate to ensure the security of the citizens of Israel", the army said in a statement.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman visits Gaza's Kerem Shalom crossing, the strip's main commercial border terminal, July 22, 2018.

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