Israeli Air Force attacked Jabhat Al-Nusra on Saturday in Golan Heights

An Israel Air Force F-16 (Photo: Ofer Zidon/Flash90)

The Israeli Air Force carried out Saturday an attack against Jabhat al-Nusra, the official Syrian branch of al-Qaeda until July 2016, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry told Sputnik Sunday.

On Saturday, the Israel Defense Forces said that in response to over 10 projectiles launched from Syria, the air force targeted origin of launches and two Syrian tanks.

“The Saturday strike of the Israeli air force aircraft in the Golan Heights area was in fact carried out against the armored vehicles of the Jabhat al-Nusra militants. The Israelis simply struck at the place from which the firing was conducted. As a result of this air strike, two tanks and a large-caliber machine gun of the terrorists were destroyed,” the source said.

At least two Syrian soldiers were killed as a result of airstrikes carried out by Israeli forces on Saturday in the disputed area of Golan Heights, media reported.