Israel army hits squad ‘placing explosives’ along Syria frontier

ISRAEL – (WARSOOR) – The Israeli army has said it targeted a group of four people who had planted explosives along the border fence with Syria on the occupied Golan Heights.

Soldiers spotted the group near a frontier outpost overnight and, backed by air support, “fired simultaneously towards the squad of four terrorists, a hit was identified,” the military said on Monday.

An Israeli army spokesman said it was too soon to say if the squad belonged to any organisation, but that Israel held “the Syrian regime accountable”.

There was no immediate comment from Syria.

Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said there were no Israeli casualties from the attack in the southern part of the Golan Heights.

Israeli military also released a video on Twitter, purportedly showing the incident.

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in a 1967 war and later annexed it in a move that was not recognised by the international community.