Hezbollah commander eliminated in drone attack near the Syria-Iraq border
BREAKING: A field commander in the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group has been eliminated in a strike by an unidentified drone along a highway near the Syria-Iraq border.
According to local sources, unidentified drones attacked two vehicles of a local Iranian-backed Shiite terror group.
Six terrorists who were traveling in two vehicles were eliminated as well.
An Iraqi security source told Reuters that there were two airstrikes. One struck the headquarters of a local Shiite terror group, while the other struck a convoy of vehicles leaving the building.
The assassination comes just hours after Israeli strikes foiled a plot by Iranian al-Quds force and Shiite terror groups to carry out drone attacks from Syrian soil.
The IDF on Sunday said the explosive-laden drones that Iran planned to use against Israel on Saturday night were flown into Syria from Tehran several weeks ago, along with Iranian military officials to act as advisers.
Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’s al Quds Force personally oversaw the training, funding, and preparation for the drone attack, Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi said.