Syria: Israeli fighter jets bomb Iranian cell planning to attack northern Israel with armed drones
BREAKING: Israeli fighter jets bombed several Iranian Quds Force targets in the village of Agrabah, south of Damascus. The target was a cell planning to attack northern Israel with armed drones.
“IDF fighter jets recently targeted a number of terror targets in Aqraba, Syria, southeast of Damascus”, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.
The strike targeted Iranian Quds Force terrorists and Shiite militias which were preparing to advance attack plans targeting sites in Israel from within Syria over the last number of days.
The thwarted attack included plans to launch a number of armed drones intended to be used to strike Israeli towns.
“The IDF is prepared to continue defending the State of Israel against any attempts to harm it and holds Iran and the Syrian regime directly responsible for the thwarted attack”, the IDF said.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said: “Iran has no immunity anywhere – I instructed to prepare for any scenario”.
“We just prevented a pending, large-scale attack of multiple killer drones on Israel by striking Iranian Quds Force operatives and Shiite militia targets in Syria”, the IDF tweeted.
An additional Iron Dome missile defense battery was deployed in northern Israel.
All IAF squadrons have been put on high alert and readiness.
IAF activity reported over Lebanon.
At least four large explosions were heard over Damascus, as Syrian air defenses responded to “hostile targets”, according to the Syrian state news agency SANA.
Initial indications point to Israeli airstrikes on Iranian and Hezbollah targets.
Local residents report explosions heard near al-Mezze airport in Damascus.
According to Arab reports, at least 8 AA air defense batteries were activated.
Reports say the airstrike in Syria is not over.
Arabs report at least ten Iranian Quds terrorists killed or injured during the strikes.
Details to follow.