IDF troops foiled an attempt to place an improvised explosive device (IED) along the border between Syria and Israel, shortly after midnight on Monday.

“IDF troops on the southern Golan Heights adjacent to an IDF post spotted a terror squad placing explosive devices next to the security fence. IDF troops and an IDF aircraft fired simultaneously towards the squad of four terrorists, a hit was identified. No IDF injuries were reported,” the Army statement said.

“The Northern Command maintains elevated readiness for various scenarios. The IDF holds the Syrian regime responsible for all events on Syrian soil and will not tolerate any violation of Israeli sovereignty,” according to the statement.

Later on Monday, IDF troops found a backpack at the scene of the attack containing deadly supplies.

The satchel contained a few IEDs ready to deploy against IDF troops. It was found 25 meters from the security fence on the Israeli side of the Alpha Line, Syria and Israel’s de facto border.

In response to the foiled attack by terrorists, IDF fighter jets, attack helicopters and aircraft struck military targets in southern Syria belonging to the Syrian Armed Forces on Monday night, in line with Israel’s promise to hold the Syrian government responsible for all terror activities against Israel conducted from Syrian soil.

The targets that were struck included observation posts and intelligence collection systems, anti-aircraft artillery facilities and command and control systems on Syrian Air Force bases, the IDF reports.

Related Articles:

Bulgarian court jails Hezbollah duo for life over 2012 bus bombing on Israelis

A Bulgarian court on Monday sentenced two men to life in prison over a deadly 2012 bus bomb attack on Israeli tourists at the country’s Burgas airport. The attack in July 2012 killed five Israelis,...

PA quits chairing Arab League meetings in protest against peace deals

The Palestinian Authority has stepped down from a key Arab League role in protest at the regional bloc's failure to take a stand against Israeli-Arab deals, an official said...

Fatah and Hamas agree to hold Palestinian elections in next six months

Fatah, which controls the West Bank, and Hamas, the terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip, have agreed to hold elections for all Palestinians within the next six months....

Erdogan gives offensive anti-Semitic speech at UN, causing Israeli ambassador to walk out

CUFI's Erick Stakelbeck breaks down a disturbing recent speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in which he directly threatened France and Greece--two of Turkey's fellow NATO...

Bahrain’s King at UN says peace with Israel “sends civilised message” to world

Bahrain’s establishment of relations with Israel is a “civilized message”, affirming the country’s commitment for a just and comprehensive peace for all peoples in the...

FREE COPY: Understanding the threat from Iran

Covering the threat from Iran to Israel and the West, plus the plight of the Iranian people: Read our Operation Mordecai campaign booklet online or receive a FREE copy by post.