The Israel Defense Forces thwarted a late-night attempted terror attack Sunday night on the northern border between Israel and Syria, when soldiers spotted a terror cell attempting to place explosives near the security fence along the border.
Our troops & aircraft fired toward the squad & a hit was identified.
We are ready for any scenario & hold the Syrian regime responsible for all events in Syria.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) August 2, 2020
The terrorists were spotted by a special commando unit of Israeli soldiers lying in ambush who saw them as they were planting the explosives along the security fence.
IDF soldiers and military aircraft opened fire at the terrorists, killing all four operatives. No casualties were reported among Israeli forces, and all units returned safely to base.
“We are ready for any scenario and hold the Syrian regime responsible for all events in Syria,” the IDF Spokesperson said in a statement posted on the Twitter social networking site.
Last week a Hezbollah cell attempted to infiltrate into Israeli territory, but was stymied by IDF soldiers. Last week a cell from Lebanon’s Iranian proxy group, Hezbollah, attempted to infiltrate into Israeli territory, but was stymied by IDF soldiers. Hezbollah later denied that an attack had taken place at the site — that in fact, any incident at all had taken place at the site.
Hezbollah has fought alongside and in support of the regime forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the behest of Iran for nearly a decade, beginning shortly after the start of the civil war sparked by the Arab Spring movement that swept through the region in the early part of 2011.