Nov. 18 (UPI) — Israel’s army carried out strikes in opposition to a number of targets in Syria on Wednesday, in what it stated was retaliation for improvised explosive units discovered planted within the Golan Heights.

“What Iran and Syria did: positioned improvised explosive units by the Alpha Line to hit Israeli troops. What we did: simply struck Iranian Quds Pressure and Syrian Armed Forces targets in Syria,” Israel Protection Forces wrote on Twitter. “We stand ready to function in opposition to Iranian entrenchment in Syria.”

IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus stated the army struck eight targets in Syria belonging to the Quds Pressure and Syrian Armed Forces, located between the Israeli frontier and the periphery of Damascus, in accordance with CNN.

Three folks have been killed and one was injured within the strikes, in accordance with the state-run Syrian Arab Information Company.

Hidai Zillberman, one other IDF spokesman stated, the assaults have been supposed each to ship a message to Iran that “we can’t enable Iranian entrenchment in any respect and subsequent to the border particularly” in addition to warn Syria that it will likely be held liable for permitting Tehran to maintain a presence within the nation.

Israeli Protection Minister Benny Gantz threatened that Israel would take additional motion in opposition to Iran if it carried out extra assaults in opposition to Israeli forces or sought to take care of its army presence in Syria.

“I say once more to our enemies: Israel won’t settle for violations of our sovereignty wherever and we won’t enable a harmful power build-up on any border,” he stated.