The Israeli military said the first attack was on a group of armed men in combat vests moving near the border with Israel and the second was against two men trying to plant a bomb near the border fence.
On Wednesday an Israeli air strike on a Hamas base killed two militant after Palestinians fired 20 mortar shells and two rockets into Israel, Palestinian medics and the Israeli military said.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced a possible move that Russia can take in response to new US sanctions
Not that long ago, American soldiers would train their skills to counter insurgent and partisan military organizations. These days, they are trained to show resistance to the regular army of a potential adversary