Syria: At least 6 Islamic Jihad, Iran-backed terrorists eliminated in Israeli strikes
BREAKING: At least six Muslim terrorists were eliminated in Israeli airstrikes targeting Islamic Jihad facilities in Damascus. Two of the eliminated terrorists were members of the Islamic Jihad terror group and four others were Iranian-backed terrorists, a war monitor said.
In a rare move, the IDF claimed responsibility for the strikes.
“We just struck Islamic Jihad terror targets in both Syria and Gaza in response to rockets fired at Israeli civilians today”, the IDF tweeted overnight.
The Islamic Jihad terror group denied the reports of an attack on its terrorists or its terror facilities in Syria. However, hours later, the terror group announced that two of their Muslim terrorists were eliminated in the strikes.
They were identified as 24-year-old Salim Ahmed Salim and 23-year-old Ahmed Mansour.
According to reports, the sites attacked were used for “research and development of armaments” that are manufactured in Syria and Gaza. It said the sites also produce dozens of kilograms of rocket fuel each month.
Simultaneously, the IDF bombed Islamic Jihad terror targets in Gaza in response to massive barrages of rockets fired by Muslim terrorists towards southern Israel.
Earlier today, the IDF deployed additional Iron Dome missile defense batteries in central and southern Israel as preparation for a possible escalation and rocket attacks following the elimination of two Islamic Jihad terrorists who were planting bombs near the security border fence.
“A day that started with another (2nd in 4 days) failed Islamic Jihad attack against Israel, with dozens of rockets fired at Israel from Gaza, ended with an IDF strike on key Islamic Jihad targets in Damascus. Whatever the night brings, we are ready”, IDF international spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus tweeted shortly after the retaliatory strikes.