Israel’s army chief: Soleimani masterminded thwarted drone attack. We’re ready for all contingencies

Al Qods chief Qassem Soleimani, personally masterminded and trained the drone team for a major attack on N. Israel, said Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi on Sunday, Aug. 25. He spoke during a visit to the Bashar Division on the Golan the day after Israel successfully thwarted this attack. He warned: “We must be prepared for all possible contingencies.”

 The drone attack averted by Israel’s air force Saturday night was planned for months by a force belonging to the IRGC’s Al Qods Brigades. Mohajer killer drones of the type used by Yemeni Houthi rebels against Saudi Arabia – each carrying 5kg of explosives – were brought in to target northern Israel, Israel’s military intelligence revealed.

They were delivered at Damascus international airport in recent weeks, along with Iranian experts and transferred, together with Hizballah and Iraqi Shiite militiamen, to Akraba, a village south of Damascus. IDF intelligence found that Al Qods had rented a fenced compound there complete with villa, swimming pool, a large garden and a storehouse, where the drones were deposited. It was in this villa that the Al Qods unit plotted the drone operation against Israel under their commander, Iranian Gen. Soleimani.

On Thursday, IDF observation posts detected four members of the Shiite drone team entering the Syrian village of Arnah in the northern Syrian Golan with the drones. And trying to launch them. Their mechanisms were zapped by IDF electronic measures, in the hope that was the end of it. But when, on Saturday, the Hizballah-Iraqi team was observed making a second effort to release the drones, Israel’s top security brass decided to take preventive action to preempt the menace.
The data released by the IDF on the events leading up to the operation that destroyed the Iranian killer drones in Syria, lay emphasis on the extreme danger of the averted attack. But, DEBKAfile’s military sources stress – and this was strongly indicated by Gen. Kocavi – the threat is not over. Iran has clearly embarked on a new type of serial warfare against Israel with explosive UAVs – in the same way as it has armed Yemen’s Houthi rebels to keep Saudi Arabia under attack. It should also be realized that there is no way to seal Israel hermetically against exploding drone attacks from across its Syrian and Lebanese borders.

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55 thoughts on “Israel’s army chief: Soleimani masterminded thwarted drone attack. We’re ready for all contingencies

  • Aug 25, 2019 @ 17:23 at 17:23
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    Re: “It should also be realized that there is no way to seal Israel hermetically against exploding drone attacks from across its Syrian and Lebanese borders”

    No way?

    Ha…yeah sure.

    Several neutron bombs targeting military facilities in Iran would be a nice start.

    • Aug 25, 2019 @ 18:40 at 18:40
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      IransDoomed… Agree, but no need on Persian people, only the Regime Itself.

    • Aug 25, 2019 @ 19:38 at 19:38
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      Israel DOES NOT have to suffer any casualties to prove to anyone on earth, the justice of permanently destroying her enemies. Iran has a large population of people who are held hostage by the fanatical Islamic terrorist regime, but Israel must destroy her enemies capability of injuring Israelis. If we can target the jihadI leadership to decapitate the insane leadership, we must do so. If this is not feasible, then Israel must nevertheless defend her people from this fanatical Amalekite enemy at any cost. Let Iranians rise up storm the their “prison” guards, take their weapons and destroy their oppressive mullahs. Freedom has a price as Americans, Europeans, South Americans and Israelis know TOO WELL. Iranianso will have to pay the price for freedom to join the free world.

      • Aug 25, 2019 @ 20:48 at 20:48
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        Thank you, . . .
        May God bless

    • Aug 25, 2019 @ 20:44 at 20:44
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      10-4 Good Buddy/Chevre!

    • Aug 25, 2019 @ 21:42 at 21:42
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      When all you do is play defense, you have to deal with more and more offences from the other side as they continue to get more and more dangerous.

      It is time to stop the useless chitter-chatter of offensive threats, and start using offensive military action that creates pain, so the other side stops their violent terrorist actions.

      Arabs only respect strength.

    • Aug 25, 2019 @ 23:59 at 23:59
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      Target Qom only, and it’s Bearded ONE’s.

  • Aug 25, 2019 @ 17:25 at 17:25
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    I find it hard to believe that Iran was going to launch a major drone attack on Israel. I’m sure that they would be creating contingency plans with all the Bibi threats of attacking Iran.

    Its far more likely that this is all part of the Israel Election. The more fear porn the greater the chance that a Narcissistic Psychopath like Bibi stays in power and out of prison were he and his kind belong.

    • Aug 25, 2019 @ 17:31 at 17:31
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      Because the ME is the sanest place on Earth with all Arabic actors being sane peaceniks who would never cause trouble?

    • Aug 25, 2019 @ 18:16 at 18:16
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      You are seriously in need of psychiatric help.

    • Aug 25, 2019 @ 19:40 at 19:40
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      This nut needs a Nobel price for sheer genius.

    • Aug 26, 2019 @ 17:31 at 17:31
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      You are probably correct, or to get Iran to launch a complete strike against Israel now. I do not think that Iran will strike until the Idlib thing is over and Turkey is on board.

  • Aug 25, 2019 @ 17:27 at 17:27
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    A direct attack by Quds forces on the homeland will be a game changer, Iran is totally vulnerable to strategic attacks that will ruin what is left of their economy.

  • Aug 25, 2019 @ 17:46 at 17:46
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    I AM THE CHOSEN ONE. GST001!

    • Aug 25, 2019 @ 18:57 at 18:57
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      Thanks for the Compliment but that is Eddie Murphy Movie!

    • Aug 25, 2019 @ 19:01 at 19:01
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      Ok then!
      Why don’t you kiss Soleimani’s donkey, Soleimani yours, and both the real’s GST001 donkey?

    • Aug 25, 2019 @ 19:09 at 19:09
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      I like Droney and Chachi, such happy days

  • Aug 25, 2019 @ 18:13 at 18:13
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    I see the Iranian drones do not quite work against Israel because time again and again getting smashed in transit to the launching.

    Why then persist? There is no Nobel for stupidity, you know?

    • Aug 25, 2019 @ 18:49 at 18:49
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      Quite true, our Great Ayatollah is touched, but not too much.
      This is the way of a very tired man, the mind does not follow all the time.
      But, in general he’s managing pretty good.
      Yesterday, for a sample, he was able to remove his socks all by himself.

      • Aug 25, 2019 @ 19:05 at 19:05
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        This deranged guy does nothing, him am Soleimani are full of you know what.
        A dismissal and change are badly needed.

        • Aug 25, 2019 @ 19:29 at 19:29
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          Their names are General Fail Al Fail bin Fail, and Great Goofboy Al Goof bin Goof.

  • Aug 25, 2019 @ 18:44 at 18:44
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    Time to hit hard the Iranian mainland

  • Aug 25, 2019 @ 18:47 at 18:47
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    It is no Coincidence, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif arrived at G-7 Summit just after Iran’s Drones Attacks Failed? EU Imperialism Resolution Solution:
    Problem (Iran Shiia Regime) -> Reaction (Target Regime Leaders Only) -> Solution (Persian People)!

    • Aug 25, 2019 @ 19:11 at 19:11
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      I am the unchosen prophet of the potty…its about to smell!

      • Aug 25, 2019 @ 20:18 at 20:18
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        Many “Iran”, “PLO”, “HISballah”, & “Hamas” Troll Cloned Drones on DEBKA Today, they are having Bad Days for Months? The Ill Will of “Inshallah” has come upon them all? As Iran Regime Seeking Solutions?

  • Aug 25, 2019 @ 19:23 at 19:23
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    Until this day, Iran has been emune. While Iranians or their allied attacked others (Ships, Missiles, Airports, Oil-facilities, etc.) using Iranian’s made weapons, command-and-control and soldiers, Iran itself has not been hit back.
    I wonder what would happen if “an unnamed someone” would respond in-kind (such as on Iranian oilfields, infrastructure, military targets, and even government sites) without ever revealing himself.
    Moreover, these type of countermeasures should be maintain, for as long as Iran continued its own attacks.

    Given such painful responses, from an unknown source(s), I wonder if Iran will decide to stop its own attacks? Or will they risk their own destruction?

    • Aug 26, 2019 @ 0:09 at 0:09
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      I would target Solemani’s logistics, take him out over the Med, laser or otherwise, while shuttling around. Dont admit but remove the next Rev Guards leader too, the end is near 4 mullahs

    • Aug 26, 2019 @ 15:29 at 15:29
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      Iran is feeling the effects of a proxy war against itself – the Mother of all proxy wars! What’s good for the Goose is also good for the Mullah.

      He who dishes it out now has something on his own dish to swallow!

  • Aug 25, 2019 @ 20:11 at 20:11
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    THOSE IRANIANS IDIOTS THINK THEY ARE PROTECTED BY S300 AND S400 BY NOW IT IS CLEAR IT ABSOLUTE ERROR

    • Aug 25, 2019 @ 20:16 at 20:16
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      Read the Tea Leaves… Iran Regime Boasted they Won’t Do Diplomacy but Zariff Serving in Paris? Iran’s Oil Tanker Cruise Ship went to Gibraltar, Greece & now to Turkey, next to Iran proving Iran Can’t Deliver Oil? The Down Drones Explosions are more Proof the Iran Regime is Begging for a No Way Out! What Else is True?

  • Aug 25, 2019 @ 20:29 at 20:29
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    Good thing that the ayatollahs changed their smelly skirts to new, bright brown color –
    to save face (and feces…)

    • Aug 25, 2019 @ 22:41 at 22:41
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      Lol best the IDF buy some baby diapers. We all remember how many units turned and ran in 2006 due to the spanking Hezbollah gave them.

      The IDF losses and morale were so low they responded by destroying large parts of Beirut without any effect on the Lebanese moral.

      This time its going to be the Israeli cities getting pummeled by thousands of missiles each day.

      • Aug 26, 2019 @ 0:16 at 0:16
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        Thanks for the sarcasm.Actually Israel did well considering the circumstances. It took years to rebuild Lebanon. I look forward to more funny jokes too which wont make you laugh. Just remember this time we dont have leftist imbeciles running the country and military. This time the big hammer will be used.

  • Aug 25, 2019 @ 22:22 at 22:22
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    Do not believe one word of zionist propaganda

    Syria Air defense interceptet all missiles Israel, there is no any damage happened

    in lebanon are two drones shut down or fall y itself

  • Aug 25, 2019 @ 22:43 at 22:43
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    Lol best the IDF buy some baby diapers. We all remember how many units turned and ran in 2006 due to the spanking Hezbollah gave them.

    The IDF losses and morale were so low they responded by destroying large parts of Beirut without any effect on the Lebanese moral.

    This time its going to be the Israeli cities getting pummeled by thousands of missiles each day.

  • Aug 25, 2019 @ 22:56 at 22:56
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    The IDF is “battle hardened” against defenceless Palestinian protesters.

    Fighting against someone who is armed, trained and capable of fighting back is not what these punks are used to.

    I look forward to watching the YouTube videos while munching popcorn.

    No doubt the chicken livered punks end up getting the US to carry them. There is no such thing as a Zionist Superman. Just a bunch of propagandised punks who are about to learn a hard life lesson.

  • Aug 25, 2019 @ 22:59 at 22:59
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    All Gentleman are invited to Sara.co.il

    Let’s hook up today 😉

  • Aug 25, 2019 @ 22:59 at 22:59
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    The IDF is “battle hardened” against defenceless Palestinian protesters.

    Fighting against someone who is armed, trained and capable of fighting back is not what these punks are used to.

    I look forward to watching the YouTube videos while munching popcorn.

    No doubt the chicken livered punks end up getting the US to carry them. There is no such thing as a Zionist Superman. Just a bunch of propagandised punks who are about to learn a hard life lesson.

    • Aug 25, 2019 @ 23:10 at 23:10
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      modern orthodox jews and american jews are different. well trained and capable. IDF is also employing Negro Jews. The upper caste jews that you speak of do not fight just pull the strings.

      • Aug 25, 2019 @ 23:14 at 23:14
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        Black Jews will never belong To The Chosen Ones. Never!! GST001!

  • Aug 26, 2019 @ 0:03 at 0:03
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    A political move by Netanyahu to impress fools to vote for him. Israel never announce any attacks and this time Netanyahu is advertising about it. It is also just talk but no proof. Netanyahu will push others to attack Israel by attacking people in Iraq , Syria and Lebanon. Soon or later there will be some sort of retaliation and they should not complain. Netanyahu is trying its best to get US involved but it may back fire on Netanyahu as Trump promised his supports he will not get involved in wars in other countries especially with presindential election round the corner.

    • Aug 26, 2019 @ 0:33 at 0:33
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      I am afraid nathanyah will bring the region to 3rd www …
      He needs to be pm but chaos is around … all the israeli gaz and petrol plants will be easily destroyed by hizballah ..

      • Aug 26, 2019 @ 0:45 at 0:45
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        It is easier to destroy all such Iranian installations around the Arabian Gulf.

  • Aug 26, 2019 @ 0:04 at 0:04
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    please khameini , stop threatening israel of destruction !!

  • Aug 26, 2019 @ 1:28 at 1:28
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    A mistake for Israel to first fry the electronics in the first aborted Iranian drone attempt. Israel should have decided to attack then and there, to forestall a second attempt. Enough of Israel trying to impress with its electronic gadget wizardry. That sort of containment might not work, anymore. The tech world changes day by day. Is Israel trying to defend itself or choosing to play child-like games about how smart their tekkies can be?
    The lion of Judah, not the nerds of nerd-opolis. That is what’s required, nothing less. Whatever one might think of Israel’s politics or policies.

  • Aug 26, 2019 @ 1:41 at 1:41
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    …there is no way to seal Israel hermetically against exploding drone attacks from across its Syrian and Lebanese borders.

  • Aug 26, 2019 @ 1:41 at 1:41
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    Any person who believe this story written by Debka should have an IQ of below 80

    • Aug 26, 2019 @ 2:50 at 2:50
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      GingerST001! DISAGREES!

      AND I AM THE CHOSEN ONE!

      SILENCE YOU YANK! SILENCE YOU LOWLY YANK!!!

      GST001!!

  • Aug 26, 2019 @ 2:51 at 2:51
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    Election Campaign is full swing. What a joke!

  • Aug 26, 2019 @ 4:20 at 4:20
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    IDF, you’re wasting time hitting here and there at Iranian proxies. Iran does not care about its proxies; after all, they are Arabs and Afgansitanis.
    Hit Iran hard in its own land (not over Syria, Iraq or other places). If it is in the best interest of Israel to coordinate with the Saudis or the Emirates so be it; but you have the capability to do it alone in Iran itself.

  • Aug 26, 2019 @ 4:33 at 4:33
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    ****************************************** in conclusion to this article **********************************************

    There is a new clown in town, pretends is a general, his name is Soleimani.
    His joke is to bang his crotch and scream victory.
    And he’s victorious every time, all the time.
    Let us wish him luck in this original endeavor.

  • Aug 26, 2019 @ 5:39 at 5:39
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    “zapped by IDF electronic measures” This is interesting – I wonder what the details are?
    Maybe tell the Muslims that they are magical powers arranged against them. They’ll believe it.

  • Aug 26, 2019 @ 15:23 at 15:23
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    The Iranian Foxy Proxy war is losing its Moxie. Who’da thunk??

  • Aug 26, 2019 @ 21:22 at 21:22
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    What a spin on things, YOU GOT TO LOVE THE POLITICAL MANEUVERING BY BIBI lol

    My how Israel has become evermore a the racist ethno-apartheid who now just barely maintains the narrative that it is a civilized democracy(narrative control) but have become just the opposite.

    How much longer i wonder before Bibi and the other nutters tear away that last veneer of respectability and turns you into fascist society hated throughout the world.

  • Aug 27, 2019 @ 1:28 at 1:28
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    Every dog has his day …Iran’s days are numbered with full vengeance from their terror activities they have sponsored over the last 40 years. When that time comes – no one will miss them and life continues.

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