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Russia thanks Israel for striking ISIS inside Syria

The Russian military has thanked their Israeli counterparts for striking Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist positions inside Syria, after IS fighters tried to draw IDF fire on Syrian army positions by launching rockets into Israel. “A targeted strike by IDF jets and artillery promptly destroyed ISIS terrorists and their rocket launchers,” the Russian defense ministry said in a statement, thanking “the IDF leadership for killing terrorists and preventing a large-scale provocation.” The IDF confirmed the strikes, noting that they came in response to two rockets launched at Israel from Syria.