Israeli bombers hit eight targets in Syria overnight Wednesday. Israel claimed they were controlled by Iranian Al-Quds forces.

The Israel Defense Forces said they hit several installations, including storage facilities, military compounds, and military headquarters believed to be controlled by Syrian armed groups and Iranian Al-Quds.

Military officials said they destroyed surface-to-air missile batteries as they were attempting to shoot down air force aircraft.

Syrian news agency SANA said that at least three of its soldiers were killed. Iran has yet to announce if any of its soldiers and civilians were killed or injured.

Israel claims the airstrikes were in retaliation to escalating Al-Quds attacks. These included the discovery and dismantling of three improvised explosive devices in Israeli territory in the Golan Heights.

Israel representative Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the attacks were made under the guidance and direction of Iran. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier said the country was prepared to take immediate action against any attacks.

Israel's air force and army released details of the attacks, including a video of the airstrikes.

"[Israel] will not tolerate any violation of its sovereignty on any front. The Syrian regime is accountable for what happens on its territory or out of its territory," Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was visiting Israel for a tour of a West Bank winery. The U.S. continues to support Israel's claims to several of its war-won territories in the region.

Israel carried out a similar attack in August. The country's air force struck several military targets in southern Syria. Officials said that the strikes were in retaliation to attempts of groups infiltrating its territory from Syria with the intention of planting explosives near its border.

Fighting in Israel's northern borders with Lebanon and Syria has escalated. Tensions rose after the Lebanese organization Hezbollah threatened strikes against Israel for airstrikes that killed its fighters in Syria.