Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani this week issued a direct threat to Israel from Damascus after arriving for a briefing on the T-4 air strike.
“The northern front presents a paramount strategic challenge that necessitates the IDF and the rest of the security establishment to strengthen even further its readiness."
Casualties were reported by the Al Arabiya news network at the Iranian base that was alleged to have been hit.
After the crash, a second UAV of the Israel Air Force destroyed the crashed aircraft on the ground.
Hezbollah denied that Israel had carried out any raids on Syria’s borders. Other than to say it was “aware” of the reports, the IDF declined to comment.
The defense minister should probably devote more time to figuring out safe and expedient escape routes for the residents of northern Israel than to issue needlessly alarming messages.
"Israel can deal with Syria independently and doesn't need any help," but at "farther ranges and to a bigger and stronger country," coordination with the US is important.
British Prime Minister Theresa May and the Saudi Crown Prince agreed to work together to support the Lebanese government in exerting its power over all the Lebanese territories.
“Hezbollah declared its ranks in readiness for the past two days for fear of Israeli aggression on Lebanon."
Soleimani and Nasrallah are considered architects of the "axis of resistance" in Syria, alongside the Assad regime.
Nearly half a million Syrians have been killed since the start of this savage civil war. Is it a genocide yet?
“In-depth investigation reflects the learning at all levels, both at headquarters and in the field, and it will make the IAF better.”
Graham suggested the US must hold Iran, as well as Hezbollah, responsible, should there ever by a massive missile attack on Israel from southern Lebanon.
The Indictment lists inertial measurement units (IMUs) suitable for use in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a jet engine, piston engines, and recording binoculars, purchased for Hezbollah.
"We are engaging with the governments of both Lebanon and Israel to ensure Lebanon’s southern border remains calm," Sec'y Tillerson said.
Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said his country was committed to preserving calm on its southern border with Israel.
“Maneuvers have focused on ways to breach electronic sensors, surveillance cameras and the harmonization between ground advancement and the use of unmanned drones."
The man was sent by Hezbollah, who were apparently impressed by his successful infiltration last year.
“Hezbollah and Iran are trying to entrench themselves in the area ... [But we] sent a clear message to our enemies; we’re determined to defend our sovereignty and respond with force and wisdom to any threat.”
"Iran's calculated escalation of threat and its ambition to project its power and dominance, places all the people of the region -- from Yemen to Lebanon -- at risk."
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"I have been warning for some time about the dangers of Iran’s military entrenchment in Syria. Iran seeks to use Syrian territory to attack Israel for its professed goal of destroying Israel."
Later, also in response to the intercepted Iranian drone, Israeli Air Force aircraft struck three aerial defense batteries and four other Iranian targets in Syria.
Lebanon and Hezbollah don't want to be blocked by an Israeli security wall, and claim land south of the Blue Line is Lebanese territory.
Le Drian walked on eggshells regarding Turkey's offensive against the Kurdish militia in northern Syria, because of the arrest of "a few hundred " French-national jihadists who had been captured by the Kurds.
"The new drone is able to conduct different reconnaissance, patrolling and combat missions in distant areas and "enjoys high flight endurance."