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Iran’s retaliatory strike on Israel: Hundreds of missiles and drones launched, 99% intercepted

Iran launched a direct attack on Israel with hundreds of drones and missiles, causing minimal damage. Over 99% were intercepted by Israeli defenses. This act, the first of its kind, was in retaliation for an earlier strike on an Iranian facility in Damascus.

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In an unprecedented move, Iran launched a massive assault on Israel with hundreds of drones and cruise missiles late Saturday night. This marked the first direct attack by the Islamic Republic on the Jewish state, ostensibly in retaliation for the 1 April bombing of an Iranian diplomatic facility in Damascus, Syria, which resulted in the deaths of a senior figure in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards and eight other officers.

According to Israel’s Defense Minister, Yoav Gallant, the attack caused minimal damage within Israel.

An IDF spokesperson revealed that over 99% of the more than 300 missiles and drones launched were successfully intercepted by Israeli air defenses.

Despite the high interception rate, the attacks prompted widespread alarm across Israel, with sirens sounding off and explosions lighting up the night sky as defenses engaged incoming threats around 2 am local time.

The Iranian strikes reportedly inflicted minor damage on the Nevatim Air Base in southern Israel.

IDF spokesperson Daniel Hagari indicated that only a handful of missiles breached Israeli defenses, causing slight damage to the base’s infrastructure.

In response to the attacks, the United States played a significant role in thwarting the assault, with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin reporting that US forces intercepted dozens of the Iranian projectiles.

US President Joe Biden lauded the efforts of US military personnel, which contributed to neutralizing nearly all the incoming threats.

President Biden also noted Iran’s use of proxy forces in Yemen, Syria, and Iraq to carry out this operation. He returned early from a weekend trip to convene with his national security team and announced plans to hold a G7 leaders’ meeting to discuss the situation.

The UK’s Royal Air Force was also active during the incident, deploying fighter jets and refueling aircraft from bases in Cyprus not only to support US forces but also to intercept Iranian drones entering their area of operations.

Regional reactions have been swift, with world leaders including those from Saudi Arabia and Egypt urging restraint to prevent further escalation.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed deep concern over the potential for a devastating regional conflict and called for maximum restraint from all parties involved.

Israel’s ambassador to the UN has successfully petitioned for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to address the crisis, underscoring the high stakes and tense international atmosphere following Iran’s counterattack.

 

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Free Iran, not free Palestine. tsk tsk tsk

More updates say 2 rockets managed to hit Israel – one on empty land near an airfield (probably the earlier reported one), and the other on a road near Mt Hermon, damaging a road, minimal cratering though. No casualties, thank goodness. Hope this incident can de-escalate asap.

Now the playing field just extended. IDF is dealing with terrorist regimes and now to add in the Iranian psychopaths.

Will GG help Israel with food aid?

Iran : Don’t !!! (regret)

“…over 99% of the more than 300 missiles and drones launched were successfully intercepted by Israeli air defenses…” —————- Some sources said about 200 drones and missiles, Israel says more than 300. Assuming the truth is somewhere between 220-330 projectiles, above 99% intercepted would mean at most 2 hitting. One report says 1 missile hit a empty land, so that leaves at most 1 missile hit unaccountable (if any at all). Hits on the ground are easily verifiable, especially with nosy international media about. 2 things to conclude then: 1) this Iran’s attack is a total FAILURE, besides making the… Read more »

Without U.S , for centuries, Arab nations have NOT won the Israel war !!!! Praise the Lord

Iran has the right to defend. Will Iran call Israel genocide? Where is UN and ICJ?

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Iran’s military test 🎈 balloon, Ayatollah branded.

Will Iran be like Gaza hiding under the tunnels just like Saddam Hussein?

Israel intercepted 99% of their missiles.

The score : Iran 1= Israel 99

Will Iran complain no food and medical aid later?

Will Iran later complain Israel kill babies or genocide?

Where is UN and ICJ now?

Will Iran call Israel committing genocide? LOL

Last edited 1 month ago by john lim

The terrorist state Israel is tabling for Iran to be named as a Terrorist State in the UN.The western powers will most probably agree but China and Russia will veto it. Nethanyahu is up to date not successful in getting the hostages of Oct.7 released but he is pulling Israel into another War which will only benefit the weapon manufacturers of America.

If there is anything to learn from this for Iran it is that they need better missiles 🙂

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