IDF Says Iran’s Quds Forces Responsible for Explosives Placed on Syrian Border

November 19, 2020

Author: 

Alexander Fulbright and Judah Ari Gross

Publication: 

The Times of Israel

Related Country: 

  • Israel
  • Syria

The Israeli military claims Unit 840 of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force (IRGC-QF) is responsible for planting explosives on the border between Israel and Syria. In response, Israel this week struck targets around Damascus connected to the IRGC and to divisions of the Syrian military that cooperate with Iranian forces. Israeli officials also blame Unit 840 for an earlier attempt by four armed men to plant explosives in an unmanned outpost on the Syrian border.