Chief of Iranian Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani (left)
Chief of Iranian Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani (left)Reuters

Qassem Soleimani, head of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, threatened Israel on Sunday after the Jewish state thwarted a planned Iranian drone attack.

“These insane operations will surely be the last steps of the Zionist regime,” he wrote on Twitter.

Israeli aircraft struck Iranian military targets in the village of Aqraba, southeast of Damascus, where the drone operation was centered.

At least five people were killed, including Hezbollah terrorists and at least one Iranian official, the London-based Syrian Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor group.

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said earlier on Sunday that Israel held Soleimani personally responsible for the planned attack on northern Israel over the weekend, adding that the attack would have included multiple unmanned warplanes against multiple targets in Israel.