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Qasem Soleimani Personally Oversaw Planned Drone Attack against Israel

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Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps' al Quds Force personally oversaw the training, funding and preparation for the drone attack that the IDF thwarted late Saturday night, Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi said on Sunday. 

According to IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis the IDF was able to stop the cell and was ordered last night to strike Aqraba early Sunday morning after they received intelligence that the attack would happen on Sunday.

The drones, he said, were similar to the kind used by the Houthis in Yemen against Saudi Arabia. Each of the drones was capable of carrying several kilograms of explosives and was supposed to be operated by a group of Iranian pilots who arrived specially in Syria several days ago for the mission. 
Manelis said that the airstrikes struck several targets in Aqraba where there was the presence of Quds Force and Shiite militia troops, equipment and Iranian missiles. 
The IDF was placed on high alert ahead of a possible retaliation after IDF aircraft struck Iranian targets in Syria overnight Saturday thwarting an imminent attack by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Quds Force killing two Hezbollah militants and one Iranian. 
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