Israel reportedly had access to Iran general's cell phone numbers and passed them to US, helping to identify Soleimani landing in Baghdad.

Yahoo News on Saturday published a report on the killing of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a 2020 American military operation.

According to the report, Israel had access to Soleimani’s telephone numbers and passed them off to the Americans, which allowed the Americans to trace Soleimani’s location.

Soleimani took off from Damascus and landed in Baghdad on January 3, 2020. He landed several hours behind schedule and switched cell phones 3 times in the 6 hours before he boarded the flight from Damascus.

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US Joint Special Operations Command liaisons were in Tel Aviv with their Israeli counterparts and tracked Soleimani’s cell phones, such that they knew exactly when he landed in Baghdad.

According to the report, three US drones orbited overhead, two of them armed with hellfire missiles.

As Soleimani’s vehicle drove onto the road from the airport, two missiles were fired at his vehicle. US snipers hundreds of meters away were ready in the event that something went wrong.

Another vehicle in Soleimani’s convoy tried to escape but one of the Delta Force snipers shot at it, after which it was struck by a third hellfire missile. Read more at Arutz-7