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Israel strikes at Iranian forces in Syria to foil attack: military

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli aircraft on Saturday struck Iranian forces near Damascus that were planning to launch armed drones at targets in Israel, an Israeli military spokesman said.

“The strike targeted Iranian Quds Force operatives and Shiite militias which were preparing to advance attack plans targeting sites in Israel from within Syria over the last number of days,” the military said in a statement.

A military spokesman told reporters the forces were preparing to launch “killer drones” at Israel.

Reporting by Maayan Lubell; Editing by David Gregorio

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