Israeli Air Force launches two strikes against Islamic State in Syria

Israeli Air Force launches two strikes against Islamic State in Syria

(JNS.org) The Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck Islamic State forces Monday in Syria, Israel’s second strike against the jihadist terror group in just more than a day.

The IAF had killed four Islamic State terrorists Sunday in Syria in response to mortar and artillery fire on Israeli troops patrolling along the Israel-Syria border.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, Monday’s strike targeted an Islamic State post in the southern Syrian Golan Heights. The post is believed to be an abandoned United Nations military installation that had been used by the terror group to gain a foothold near the Israeli border. The IAF dropped 10 one-ton bombs on the site, completely leveling the facility and destroying weapons stored there.

“There have been several attempts to attack Israel’s forces along the border,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “We will not allow any drizzle [of assaults], and if necessary, we will attack the enemy.”

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman echoed Netanyahu’s resolve, saying Israel would respond with “full force” in Syria.

“Israel is not looking for a fight but when we are faced with provocation—in Gaza, on the Syrian or Lebanese borders—we will respond forcefully, as was done here,” Lieberman said.

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