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Iran attacked Israel with 290 missiles, drones: Army

April 14, 2024 at 9:52 am

Explosions are seen in the skies of the capital, following the attack from Iran in Tel Aviv, Israel on April 14, 2024. [Mostafa Alkharouf – Anadolu Agency]

The Israeli army said Sunday that Iran attacked Israel with 290 missiles and drones, including 100 ballistic missiles, Anadolu Agency reports.

The Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation cited the army as saying that Saturday night, Israel was subjected to Iranian attacks comprising about 100 ballistic missiles, 30 cruise missiles and 160 suicide drones.

The missiles and drone launches were carried out from various locations in Iran and in several waves, it said.

The army pointed out that it coincided with other missile and drone launches from Yemen and Iraq, and about 40 from Lebanon.

The army claimed that Israeli warplanes along with other countries led by the United States, “intercepted more than 20 cruise missiles” outside Israel’s territory.

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“There was no penetration of cruise missiles into Israeli territory, but rather ballistic missiles that caused minor damage to the infrastructure,” the army said without providing details.

Iran began an airborne attack Saturday against Israel in retaliation for an April 1 airstrike on its diplomatic facility in the Syrian capital. The strike killed at least seven members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, including two top generals.

Tehran has accused Israel of carrying out the attack and vowed to respond. Tel Aviv has not officially claimed responsibility for the attack but it has for months carried out several strikes against Iranian targets across Syria.

Iran and Hezbollah, its main ally in Lebanon, have said the attack will not go unpunished.

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