Israel Air Force strikes after shots fired at IDF soldiers; Four ISIS terrorist killed in strike; Netanyahu: We will not let Islamic State operatives, or other operatives under the auspices of the Syrian war, establish themselves along our borders.
The Israel Air Force retaliated to mortar fire shot from Syria into the Golan Heights Sunday morning, striking and killing four Islamic State terrorists who fired at Israeli soldiers patrolling the border.
A unit of IDF soldiers were fired at by the ISIS terrorists during a ambush operation close to the border with Syria on Sunday morning, the IDF retaliating and neutralizing ISIS militants from the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade. The Brigade has been increasing its forces in Syria, particularly in the Golan Heights.
The incident is significant as it is the first time the IDF has clashed with Islamic State affiliated terrorists in Syria on Israel’s border.
Prime Minister Netanyahu warned ISIS and terrorist organizations against attacking Israel, stating following the incident “We are well prepared on our northern border and will not allow Islamic State elements or any other hostile elements to use the war in Syria to establish themselves close to our borders. We will not let Islamic State operatives, or other operatives under the auspices of the Syrian war, establish themselves along our borders.”