IDF carries out second strike on ISIS target in Syria

F-16I Soufa '882' of the Israeli Air Force's 'The One' squadron in an Air Show (Wikimedia Commons)

The Israel Air Force carried out a second round of airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria over night, the second strike within 24 hours.

The IDF reportedly destroyed an ISIS-linked terror cell in southern Syria, dropping 10 tons of explosives on the target.

The IDF confirmed the strikes, stating that the strikes are “preventing the terrorists from returning to the facility and becoming a substantial threat in the area. The IDF will continue to spare no effort to defend the Israeli public while maintaining the military’s freedom of operation in Israel’s sovereign territory, and it will not hesitate to counteract terrorist organizations threatening Israel.”

The airstrikes comes after the Israel Air Force carried out a strike on Islamic State terrorists who were firing mortars at IDF troops on the Syrian-Israeli border on Sunday. The strikes killed four ISIS affiliated terrorists on Sunday.

Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed the situation, stating on Monday that “We [Israel] are paying close attention to developments and continuing with determination to implement the policy that I establish: We will not tolerate even isolated fire and we will respond forcefully and attack our enemies when necessary before they succeed in attacking us. We will not permit radical Islam or any other hostile entity to open a front of terror against us on the Golan.”

This article originally appeared on Behold Israel, November 28, 2016, and reposted with permission.