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The IDF announced this morning (Monday) that after an IDF patrol unit was fired at yesterday from Syria along the southern Golan Heights border, the Israeli Air Force attacked a target in Syria during the night. Based on the army's report, the IAF attacked an ISIS facility in the southern part of the Golan Heights on the Syrian side.
According to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, the target was an abandoned military facility that was in the past used by the UN. This facility was the site from which the terrorists planned and attacked the IDF unit. The IDF Spokesperson's Unit stated, "This was a defensive attack after yesterday's assault on our soldiers, aimed at preventing the terrorists from returning to the compound in order to decrease the significant threat they pose in the area."
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"The IDF will continue to protect the residents of Israel while maintaining its freedom to act within Israel's sovereign borders without hesitation to take action against terror organizations," added the IDF Spokesperson's Unit.
Yesterday morning, ISIS-affiliated terrorists opened fired at an IDF patrol unit along the southern border of the Golan Heights. The Israeli soldiers returned fire with the assistance of IAF aircraft dispatched to their location, striking and eliminating the four terrorists. There were no IDF casualties
The IAF aircraft dispatched to the scene fired at the terrorists’ vehicle that was equipped with a heavy machine gun. As per protocol, the IDF launched a search and investigation into the circumstances of the incident.
Initial inquiries indicate that the ISIS-affiliated terrorists were from a group known as the Yarmouk Martyr's Brigade, an Islamist extremist organization that has pledged its allegiance to ISIS and is located in the southern Golan Heights in Syria. Until yesterday, there had been no formal attack against the IDF by the terrorist group, though IDF surveillance had previously spotted their presence in the area.
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