Israeli troops foil squad's bid to place explosives along Syrian border
June 24, 2021
Middle East

Israeli troops foil 4-member squad’s bid to place explosives along Syrian border

JERUSALEM (ISRAEL) – The Israeli army said on Monday it targeted a group of four people who placed explosives along the border fence with Syria on the Golan Heights.

The troops stumbled upon the group near a frontier outpost overnight and with the help of air support “fired simultaneously towards the squad of four, a hit was identified”, said the military in a statement, adding that no Israelis were hurt.

According to an army spokesperson, it is too early to say to which organisation the four belonged. But the army believes the Syrian regime to be responsible for the bid.

Tensions are on the rise along the Israeli-Syrian border after a fighter of the Iran-backed Hezbollah was killed in an Israeli strike near Damascus.

The attack bid was foiled at the spot where Israel used to operate a field hospital until two years ago to treat wounded Syrians, said Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus, an army spokesman.

He said the army had noticed “irregular activity” in that area for about a week commandos waited there in ambush.

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