Monday, November 28, 2016

IDF attacks ISIS target in Syria

Israeli aircraft attacked early Monday morning a facility belonging to the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization in the Syrian part of the Golan Heights.

The attack was in retaliation to Sunday’s attack on IDF forces who were engaged in operations along the Syrian border.

The patrol returned fire on Sunday, first with small arms and then with mortars. The Israel Air Force then located the armored vehicle that had been the source of the fire and destroyed the vehicle, killing all four ISIS terrorists inside.

According to an IDF statement, Monday morning’s attack targeted an abandoned military facility which was previously used by the United Nations and which the ISIS terrorists used to attack the IDF forces near the border.

“This is a continuation of yesterday’s attack which aimed at preventing the return of the terrorists to a facility constitutes a fundamental threat to the region,” the statement said.

“The IDF will continue to act to protect the citizens of Israel while maintaining the IDF's freedom of action inside the sovereign territory of Israel, and will not hesitate to act against the terrorist organizations operating against it,” it added.

Up to now, any missiles that landed in Israel from across the Syrian border were stray fire that was not launched intentionally towards Israel. The purposeful attack on Sunday, however, was different and sources said it was dealt with immediately to serve as a deterrent.