Israeli soldiers operating along the border between Israel and Syria on Sunday came under attack from terrorists affiliated with ISIS.
The soldiers were conducting a mission in the buffer zone between the two countries, but still inside Israeli territory, when they came under small arms and mortar fire.
Israel Air Force aircraft quickly responded, destroying a pick-up truck with a mounted machine gun and its four passengers.
“It was a short exchange, but it was productive,” said IDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner.
Later that night, Israeli aircraft bombed a facility in Syria that had been used as a base of operations by ISIS.
The target was an “abandoned UN building that has been used by the Islamic State as an operations center along the border in the southern Syrian Golan Heights,” read an army statement. “This is an additional response to yesterday’s attack, and it is aimed at preventing the terrorists from returning to the installation which poses a significant threat.”