A report released by Nziv
, says that a delegation of senior Hezbollah figures who arrived in Damascus came under Israeli attack during the airstrikes.
According to Newsweek, the senior Hezbollah leaders were injured during the strike. A US Defense Department official with access to top Israeli military officials who are privy to the situation, allegedly told Newsweek that the senior officials were targeted in an attempted assassination plot. According to the official, the airstrike was conducted minutes after the group boarded a plane headed for Iran.