IDF reveals attempted sniper attack on the Golan was a joint Hezbollah-Assad terror plot
The IDF revealed on Tuesday that an attempted sniper attack on Election Day earlier this month was planned by Hezbollah terrorists in cooperation with Assad forces from within a Syrian Arab Armed Forces military compound located in the demilitarized buffer zone in the Golan Heights.
In the weeks leading up to the Hezbollah-SAAF attack, IDF Field Intelligence identified suspicious activity on the Syrian border with Israel, such as documenting the area with smartphones, cameras, and wind measurement tools, the IDF said.
When the operational opportunity arose, an IDF helicopter targeted the vehicle belonging to the attack squad in Quneitra near the Syrian border in the northern Golan, eliminating a Hezbollah terrorist and wounding three Assad soldiers.
“They were targeting IDF troops but what they didn’t know was that IDF troops had been targeting them”, the IDF said.
“The IDF has been conducting a longstanding campaign against the Hezbollah terror group’s efforts to establish a front on the Golan Heights and is taking a variety of steps to thwart its attempts to carry out terror attacks against the State of Israel,” the IDF said.
The IDF added that it saw the Syrian government as responsible for all that happens in its territory.