Incident Summary:

08/02/2020: Security forces intercepted four assailants attempting to plant explosive devices at an unmanned Israel Defense Forces (IDF) outpost near the Syrian border in Tel Fares, Golan, Israel. The four assailants were killed and the explosive devices were recovered. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Syrian Resistance Forces to Liberate Golan Heights. Sources also suspected that Hezbollah may have carried out the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Golan Heights

Near Tel Fares

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Specific Description Outpost
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Land Mine
Weapon Details
A PRB M3 anti-tank blast mine was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hezbollah No
Syrian Resistance Forces to Liberate Golan Heights No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 4
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"IDF strikes targets in Syria in response to attempted terrorist attack," Jerusalem Post, August 3, 2020.
"Israel launches air strikes on Syria after alleged border attack," MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), August 5, 2020.
"IDF: Child’s Bag, Packed with Explosives Ready to Detonate, Found Near Site of Incident on Syrian Border," Jewish Press, August 3, 2020.