In an interview to , the IDF Chief of Staff admits that Israel armed Syrian rebels in southern Syria. For years, Israeli officials denied this/refused to comment. Interview: My piece on the covert assistance:
Israel’s invisible war in Syria: My interview with General Gadi Eisenkot, the IDF Chief of Staff, on two years of direct attacks on Iran's bases in Syria
Yet more news in here. Israel purposefully targeted Iranian infrastructure in Syria, while trying to avoid Iranian personnel so as to let the IRGC-QF save face. The one time Soleimani counterattacked, Israel killed 10 IRGC officers, including a colonel.