Israel releases footage of Iranians preparing drone attack on state
Israel releases footage of Iranian special forces preparing ‘killer drone’ for attack on the Jewish state and the dead operatives killed in the strike
- Israeli aircraft hit Iranian Quds Forces and Shiite militias near Damascus, Syria
- Israel Defense Forces posted a video of ‘Iranian soldiers carrying a killer drone’
- Claimed they were planning to target the Jewish state, so they were neutralised
- IDF claimed that the two men killed were ‘Lebanese Shiite militia operatives’
- Comes after sustained attacks in Syria and Lebanon by Israel over the weekend
Israel has today released footage of Iranian special force operatives allegedly preparing a ‘killer drone’ for an attack on the Jewish state – as well as pictures of the dead men it neutralised in an air strike on Saturday.
Aircraft struck Iranian Quds Forces and Shiite militias near Damascus, Syria, on Saturday, an Israeli military spokesman confirmed.
Israel Defense Forces’ Twitter page released the surveillance video today of soldiers carrying what appears to be a weapon over wasteland.
It was captioned: ‘IDF intelligence can now release the surveillance footage of Iranian Quds Force operatives in Syria carrying a killer drone that they intended to use for an attack on Israel.’
It added: ‘How do you foil an attack of killer drones? Killer intel.’
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Israel Defense Forces’ Twitter page released the surveillance video (pictured) of soldiers carrying a what appears to be a weapon over wasteland
The force added: It added: ‘How do you foil an attack of killer drones? Killer intel’
Over the weekend Israel launched air strikes on Beirut, eastern Lebanon, and Syria, in a dramatic rising of tensions in the region.
The IDF also posted pictures today of the men killed in the Syria strike, claiming they were ‘Lebanese Shiite militia operatives’.
It said the men were Hasan Yousif Zbib and Yasir Ahmad Dahir and believe ‘they were behind the attempt to attack Israel with killer drones and were killed when we foiled the attack’.
The pictures, the IDF claim, show the men ‘flying to Iran to receive drone-operation training’.
The IDF said the men were Hasan Yousif Zbib and Yasir Ahmad Dahir and believe ‘they were behind the attempt to attack Israel with killer drones and were killed when we foiled the attack’
Israeli aircraft on Saturday struck Iranian forces near Damascus that had been planning to launch ‘killer drones’ at targets in Israel, an Israeli military spokesman said
Israel says it has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria against Iranian targets trying to establish a permanent military presence there and against advanced weapon shipments to Tehran-backed Lebanese militia Hezbollah.
Early Monday morning, Israeli air strikes also targeted a Palestinian faction loyal to the Syrian government in eastern Lebanon.
State-run NNA news agency said ‘three hostile strikes’ after midnight hit Lebanon’s eastern mountains near Qusaya town ‘where the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command has military posts’.
It is understood there were three strikes (one pictured) after midnight on Sunday, minutes apart, that struck a base for a Syrian-backed group known as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Airstrikes by Israel against Palestinian factions in Lebanon, such as this one, have been rare in the past years. Pictured: Israeli soldiers patrol near the border village of Ghajar, on the border with Lebanon
The army also said two Israeli drones had violated Lebanese airspace over Beirut before dawn on Sunday, with one exploding in the air.
Hezbollah movement chief Hasan Nasrallah said an armed drone had hit a target in the party’s Beirut stronghold.
Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun said Israeli attacks on Qusaya and Beirut violated a UN Security Council resolution ending the month-long 2006 war that killed 1,200 people in Lebanon, mostly civilians, and 160 in Israel.
‘What happened is equal to a declaration of war and gives us the right to defend our sovereignty, independence, and the safety of our land,’ Aoun said in comments released by his office Monday.
‘We are people who seek peace and not war, and we don’t accept that anyone to threatens us though any means.’
Lebanon filed a complaint against Israel to the UN Security Council.
On Sunday, Nasrallah threatened Israel after the Beirut attack.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah (shown on the TV screen) said on Sunday that his group will confront and shoot down any Israeli drones that enter Lebanese airspace from now on, raising the potential for conflict amid heightened regional tensions
‘The time when Israeli aircraft come and bombard parts of Lebanon is over,’ he said in a televised speech.
‘I say to the Israeli army along the border, from tonight be ready and wait for us,’ he added. ‘What happened yesterday will not pass.’
He said allowing Israel to keep flying drones over Lebanon would lead to a similar situation as in Iraq, where a series of attacks there targeting military bases and weapons depot belonging to Iranian-backed Shiite militias have left the country on edge.
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