On July 25, two rockets were launched by an unknown side from southern Syria at the occupied Golan Heights, according to the Israeli military. Israeli media said that both rockets landed in an empty area and didn’t cause any loses.
Five hours after the incident, the Israeli military announced on twitter that warplanes of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) destroyed a rocket launcher in southern Syria. Furthermore, the Israeli artillery shelled the area from which the rockets were launched.
The Israeli military warned that it will “act against any attempt to compromise Israeli sovereignty and the safety of its civilians.”
Later, Russia Ministry of Defense (MoD) of revealed in an official statement that the Israeli airstrikes targeted a position of the ISIS-affiliated Khalid ibn al-Walid Army in the western Daraa countryside. According to the Russian MoD, the Israeli airstrike destroyed a rocket launcher and killed several fighters of the terrorist group.
“Russian armed forces’ command in Syria used the existing communication channels to thank the IDF leadership for killing terrorists and stopping a massive provocation,” the ministry said in its statement, according to the Russian new outlet Sputnik.
During the last six months, Syrian opposition activists reported that Israeli warplanes and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) conducted several airstrikes on the ISIS-affiliated group. However, these claims were never confirmed.