IDF Attacks IS Bases on Golan

YERUSHALAYIM -
An loaded missile launcher used by an armed group of men, not specified which group of rebels, at Syria's Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, seen from the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. The Israeli military says it has carried out an air strike in Syria on a building used by Islamic State militants to attack Israeli forces. The overnight air strike Monday targeted an abandoned United Nations building that Israel says was used as a base by the militants. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
An loaded missile launcher used by an armed group of men, not specified which group of rebels, at Syria’s Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Monday. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israeli Air Force planes continued attacking IS bases on the Syrian side of the Golan border, dropping several large explosives Monday on targets identified as sources of gunfire and mortar shells at Israeli forces. Several IS terrorists were killed, sources in Syria said.

The bases targeted were formerly used by U.N. peacekeeping forces, who abandoned the bases as fighting intensified in the area between Syrian rebels and army troops loyal to the government.

On Sunday, IDF troops opened fire on Syrian positions on the other side of the Golan border fence, after shots were fired at Israeli sources from the Syrian side of the fence. Several mortar shells fell in conjunction with the shootings, officials said. The shots were fired at an IDF patrol that was working along the fence. No injuries were reported among IDF soldiers, and soldiers began a search for the shooters.

Overnight Sunday, security officials said they arrested 11 wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.