"The drone itself is like a missile," said Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, an Israeli military spokesman. Israel aimed only to destroy offensive infrastructure, Colonel Conricus said, but fighters belonging to both the Quds Force, an elite unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, and Shiite militias allied with Iran were present. "It is probable that there were casualties, but you will hear that from them," he said. The Syrian Army said in a statement that "the majority of the Israeli missiles were destroyed before reaching their targets," Reuters reported. But Colonel Conricus said the Israeli impact was "significant."
Aug-25-2019, 23:40:08 GMT