(JTA) — Israeli intelligence reportedly helped the United States assassinate top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
NBC News reported Friday that Israeli intelligence helped the U.S. confirm a tip about when Soleimani’s plane from Damascus to Baghdad took off. Soleimani was killed by a U.S. drone airstrikes on Jan. 2 while he was riding in a vehicle near Baghdad International Airport.
“Intelligence from Israel helped confirm the details,” NBC reported.
Soleimani was the head of the Iranian Quds Force, which operates a number of regional militias and is allied with terrorist groups targeting Israel, including Hezbollah and Hamas. Iran retaliated for the killing with missile strikes on two U.S. bases on Monday, with no reported American casualties.