The Israel Defense Forces spokesperson announced that the military command has decided to halt all leaves in combat troops, following a fresh assessment.

"The IDF is at war and the deployment of forces is under continuous assessment according to requirements," the statement reads.

The decision comes amid heightened alert in Israel over a potential Iranian response to the alleged assassination by Israel of its top IRGC commander in Syria, along with five other IRGC officers.

Last night, the IDF said it was bolstering air defenses and calling up reservists.