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Sources: Israel bombed Iran forces in Syria

TEL AVIV – Israeli fighter jets bombed targets in Syria and Lebanon that included weapons caches and senior members of the Iranian Quds Force, according to informed Middle East security sources.

Earlier, Beirut’s news agency claimed Israeli fighter jets conducted three separate aerial incursions into Lebanon’s airspace overnight, flying over the En Nakura area as well as the border village of Ramish.

But WND’s sources said the air strikes took place in Syria as well as Lebanon.

The Quds Force is an elite international operations unit within Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps tasked with exporting Iran’s Islamic revolution. It reports directly to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Agence-France Presse quoted security sources today saying the Israeli air force bombed a weapons convoy just as it was crossing from Syria into Lebanon.

WND reported earlier today the Israeli navy intercepted a ship containing advanced weaponry destined for Lebanon, according to Middle Eastern security officials.

The officials said the weapons seizure took place three weeks ago and has been kept under wraps until now.

The officials said the ship flew a Qatari flag and was registered to a Qatari company. They said the ship contained advanced weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles.

Asked for comment, a spokeswoman for the Israel Defense Forces said the incident is “not familiar” to the IDF.

The information of a purported seized weapons shipment comes amid foreign media reports that Israeli forces attacked a target on the Syrian-Lebanese border overnight believed to be a weapons convoy.

The alleged attack took place during a period of growing concern over the fate of Syrian chemical and conventional weapons.

A spokeswoman for the IDF refused to confirm or deny the report.

“We do not comment on reports of this kind,” she said.