Air strike
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Aircraft on Sunday evening attacked a convoy of 25 trucks crossing the border from Iraq to Syria through a crossing controlled by Hezbollah, Al-Arabiya reported.

According to the report, the convoy which was attacked belongs to a pro-Iranian militia and it is very possible that it carried weapons.

In November, a similar attack on a weapons convoy on the Syria-Iraq border was attributed to Israel.

Then-IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi commented on the attack and indicated that Israel was responsible for it.

“We couldn’t have not been aware of the Syrian convoy a few weeks ago,” Kochavi said.

“We couldn’t have not known that it was heading from Iraq to Syria, we couldn’t have not known what’s in it and we couldn’t have not known that out of the 25 trucks, truck number eight was the one carrying weapons.”

“We needed to send pilots to the right place and they had to evade surface-to-air missiles fired at them. They needed to attack, they needed to hit their targets and come back safely and not kill people who shouldn’t be killed. These are very advanced capabilities.”

Sunday’s air strike followed an air strike at a military site in the city of Isfahan, Iran, which Iran downplayed as an “unsuccessful” drone attack.

The Wall Street Journal later on Sunday cited US officials and other unnamed sources who said that Israel was in fact responsible for the drone attack, which used three small unmanned helicopters or “quadcopters” for the strike.

While the IDF refused to confirm or deny the report, the officials cited in the report claimed the strike was Israel’s first attack on Iran since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned to office.