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BOOOOM: Syrian media reports IAF airstrikes kill Syrian Army Colonel and his aides, as Israeli missile rips through their vehicle

Syrian media reports a senior Syrian colonel and his aides among the dead in IDF airstrike response to rocket fire.

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By Ido Ben-Porat

The IDF reported on Friday morning that it had eliminated the Islamic Jihad terrorist cell that the day before launched four rockets from Syria into the Golan Heights and Upper Galilee – according to reports a senior Syrian colonel is among the dead.

A senior officer said, “this morning we struck a vehicle in Syria with four people on board. We tracked this cell and it was struck ten to 15 kilometers from the borders in territory under the complete control of the Syrian army.”

“This is a cell of Islamic Jihad directed by Iran,” he added, emphasizing, “we are not interested to continue and heat up this (northern) theater, just to defend the northern border.”

According to Syrian media reports cited by Channel 2, one of the dead in the strike on the terror cell was a senior Syrian officer of a rank parallel to that of Colonel, who was named Mohsan Issa.

The reports indicate Issa’s aides were killed in the strike as well – their names were not published.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon (Likud) commented on the elimination of the terror cell, calling it “additional proof that we won’t allow any attempt to disrupt our lives and harm the security of citizens of Israel.”

“Those seeking to do so will know that the IDF and the security system will pursue them until the end and will place their hands on them, at any time…….


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