Israeli army officers study a map as they look towards Syria from the Mount Bental observation post in the Golan Heights. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel Foils ‘Kamikaze’ Iranian Drone Plot (AUDIO INTERVIEW)

The Israel Defense Forces on Saturday night conducted strikes in Syria to thwart an attempt by Iran to attack the Jewish state using “killer drones.” According to the IDF, the strikes targeted members of Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, in addition to Shiite fighters who were planning a “kamikaze” attack by sending unmanned aerial vehicles armed with explosives into northern Israel.

“This was a significant plan with significant capabilities that had been [plotted] for a few months,” an IDF spokesperson said. “It was not something done on a low level, but rather top down from the Quds Force,” which is the IRGC’s elite unit responsible for Iranian military operations abroad.

The IDF has since reinforced positions near the border with Syria, deploying to the area several intelligence units, air force squadrons and air defenses batteries in anticipation of possible retaliation.

The Media Line spoke of the escalation with Dr. Boaz Ganor, Founding Dean of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.

 

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