A number of ISIS fighters were killed after exchanging fire in the first direct clashes between Israel and the Islamic State on Sunday in the southern Golan Heights. In the incident, the Shuhada al-Yarmouk organization, which has pledged allegiance to ISIS, exchanged fire with Israeli forces. No soldiers were wounded.
Several mortar shells exploded following a brief exchange with the IDF’s Golani Brigade before Israeli air forces spotted a car armed with a heavy machine gun. The aerial vehicle bombed the car and it appeared as if its four occupants were killed.
A senior military officer said the car carrying the machine gun was several hundred meters from the border. A senior Syrian opposition source told Haaretz on Sunday that the incident in the Golan Heights has followed the achievement of an agreement recently between the factions operating on the Syrian Golan front and the Assad regime.
The source said that via this operation the factions were seeking to express their dissatisfaction with the agreement under which they must leave the area and hand over their weapons to regime forces.