The claim – made by an unnamed senior Israeli security source in an interview with Reuters on Tuesday – came as Iran threatened to retaliate for the killing and amid growing concern about the security situation on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon and Syria.
But according to a report by Al Rai Kuwaiti newspaper Israel was fully aware that Iranian Revolutionary Guard General Mohammed Allahdadi was in the 2 car convoy as soon as he left Damascus .
According to the report Allahdadi was tracked through his mobile phone which he acquired in Syria as soon as he arrived in Damascus last December to assume responsibility for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards operation in Syria .
The report revealed that the airstrike took place about 90 minutes after Allahdadi left damascus which gave the Israeli leadership enough time to carry out the airstrike .
The report also indicated that the Hezbollah military leader Mohammed Issa accompanied Allahdadi on the trip along with the other Hezbollah members to show him the area .
Allahdadi was killed with Issa and the son of the group’s late military leader, Imad Moughniyeh, in Sunday’s attack on a convoy near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
The sense of tension following the air strike was underlined by comments made by Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ head, General Mohammad Ali Jafari, on Tuesday, who was quoted by Fars news agency warning of retaliation.
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