‘Kill first!’ Netanyahu claims Israel’s Syria strikes thwarted imminent ‘Iranian aggression’

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Israeli Defense Forces have struck multiple ‘Iranian targets’ outside Damascus, claiming it helped prevent a deadly attack with ‘killer drones’. Syrian state TV said the country’s air defenses intercepted most of the missiles.

There have been multiple reports of explosions in the sky over Damascus on Saturday evening before midnight, as Syrian air defense forces engaged “hostile targets” coming from the direction of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. In a rare admission, the IDF confirmed the raid, claiming the it targeted Iranian Quds Force operatives and Shiite militias who were allegedly planning a “large scale attack of multiple killer drones.”

Israel Defense Forces

@IDF

BREAKING: 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.

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The raid reportedly focused around Aqraba village, southeast of Damascus, but the majority of the missiles were intercepted before they could reach their targets, Syrian military sources claimed. There was no immediate confirmation of any death or injuries, even though Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus said there might be casualties among the ‘militia.’

ALSO ON RT.COM‘Israeli missiles’ strike strategic hill near Golan Heights – state mediaIsrael frequently launches airstrikes in Syria, citing its inherent right to battle the ‘Iranian threat’ anywhere at any time, but rarely comments on specific operations.

“Our forces operate in every sector against the Iranian aggression,” Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted after the attack. “If someone rises up to kill you, kill him first.”

Benjamin Netanyahu

@netanyahu

In a major operational effort, we have thwarted an attack against Israel by the Iranian Quds Force & Shi’ite militias. I reiterate: Iran has no immunity anywhere. Our forces operate in every sector against the Iranian aggression. “If someone rises up to kill you, kill him first.”

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https://www.rt.com/news/467231-israel-struck-targets-damascus/

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