The Israeli Air Force carried out airstrikes on Iranian drones in Syria on Saturday evening, August 24, reported the press service of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) .
According to the Israeli military, these drones were equipped with explosives and Iran wanted to attack the north of Israel using these drones.
"The Israeli Air Force was able to thwart an attempt by Iran," led by Syrian forces, to attack targets in northern Israel using "killer drones,"" Israeli army spokesman Jonathan Conricus said at a briefing on Sunday.
According to Conricus, the Israeli military attacked Iranian targets southeast of Damascus. He added that on August 22, the Israeli military prevented another attempt to carry out a drone attack but gave no details.
At the same time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted the military's "important operational efforts" in preventing an attack planned by "Iranian forces and Shiite fighters."
Meanwhile, the Syrian news agency Sana, citing a source in the Syrian army, reported that the country's air defense forces had detected a threat. According to the source, most of the Israeli missiles were destroyed before reaching their targets.