Iran, Hezbollah Claim Saudis Helped Israel Target Terrorist Convoy (VIDEO)
by Dave Bender
Iran and Hezbollah are claiming that Saudi Arabia assisted Israel with its airstrike in the Golan Heights on Sunday, in which several terrorists and an Iranian general were killed, Israel’s NRG News reported Wednesday.
Iran and the Lebanon-based Hezbollah say that the Saudis back some of the anti-government militias fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad.
“Large-scale cooperation between Israeli and Saudi intelligence bodies as well as the terrorist groups in Syria has played a crucial role in monitoring Hezbollah’s movements in the Golan Heights,” Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television reported.
However, an Israeli source on Tuesday contended that the air strike’s targets were “relatively minor” Hezbollah operatives.
Officially, Israel has not yet taken responsibility for the attack on the convoy of vehicles. However, a source told the Reuters news agency, “We got the alert, we spotted the vehicle, identified it was an enemy vehicle and took the shot. We saw this as a limited tactical operation.”
The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said on Tuesday that Israel should expect “ruinous thunderbolts” in response to the attack, which killed Gen. Mohammed Ali Allah Dadi, along with noted Hezbollah operative, Jihad Mughniyeh, and some 10 others.
Tehran’s Fars News Agency alleged Wednesday that “The Saudi spy agency has had vast cooperation with the Mossad in the recent Israeli attack on the Syrian Golan Heights that killed six members of the resistance movement and an Iranian General.”
Fars claimed that “Saudi Arabia has been providing Israel with intelligence about the movements of the Syrian army and Hezbollah,” enabling the attack, and alleged that the “Al-Qaeda wing in Syria, Al-Nusra Front, also helped Israel with the attack.”
“The attack against six Hezbollah members will have a painful and unexpected response,” Hezbollah sources said in reaction to the strike.
Watch the al-Manar report: