IDF Reportedly Kill 4 Gunmen Attempting To Plant Bomb On Unmanned Security Post

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IDF Reportedly Kill 4 Gunmen Attempting To Plant Bomb On Unmanned Security Post

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On the evening of August 2nd, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported that it had killed 4 gunmen near the security fence in the Golan Heights, between Israel and Syria.

Soldiers from the Maglan special forces unit and unspecified aircraft opened fire at the four suspects, some of whom were armed, killing them all, IDF Spokesperson Hidai Zilberman said.

The spokesman said the military did not yet know which military or group the men belonged to, but that investigations were on-going.

“I believe in the coming days we’ll know better about what organization they were a part of,” Zilberman said.

The spokesman said the military was working on “neutralizing” the area where the four militants were operating and disarming the bombs, so that the explosives could be studied in order to determine which organization the men belonged to.

“We will continue to be on alert for many more days. We have a lot of patience,” he said.

The IDF spokesman said that while the outpost where the men planted the bomb was unmanned, the military still considered the attempted attack to be serious matter as the area is often patrolled by Israeli troops.

He also justified arrests and killings of Syrian shepherds in the Golan Heights, because gunmen would often disguise themselves as innocent civilians.

On the evening of August 2nd, rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel and they were intercepted.

In response, the IDF launched aircraft to carry out airstrikes on alleged Hamas targets in Gaza.

Just on the day before that, the IDF attempted to spread some propaganda against Lebanon and where its money had gone. It published a video which was subsequently taken down by Twitter due to an instant copyright claim.

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