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ISIS Crisis

Israeli troops clash directly with ISIS for the first time

Israeli forces killed about four militants reportedly allegiant to the Islamic State with an airstrike Sunday in what is believed to be the first direct fight between Israel and ISIS. No Israeli soldiers were killed in the encounter, which occurred in the disputed Golan Heights territory along the Israel-Syria border.

Israeli Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said the Israeli troops came under fire from "Shuhada al-Yarmouk, an [ISIS] affiliate," and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that Israel would not allow ISIS "elements or other hostile elements [to] use the cover of the war in Syria to establish themselves next to our borders."