Israel shoots down missiles and drones as Iran launches unprecedented attack

Israel shoots down missiles and drones as Iran launches unprecedented attack

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Sunday 14/04/2024
Source : BBC

Israel says they have intercepted the vast majority of more than 300 drones and missiles launched by Iran.

It says there were a small number of hits on its territory, including at an Israel Defense Forces base in southern Israel, while one person has been injured.

Iran's unprecedented retaliatory attack marks the first time it has targeted Israel directly from its own soil.

Sirens sounded across Israel, and loud explosions were heard over Jerusalem, with air defence systems shooting down objects over the city.

US President Joe Biden has told Israel that America’s support for its ally is ironclad, adding that the US helped take down nearly all of the incoming drones and missiles.

UK Defence Minister Grant Shapps condemns the senseless attack and says additional RAF jets have been deployed to the region.

Iran earlier warned that Israel would be punished for a strike on its consulate in Syria on 1st April, which Israel has not officially acknowledged.

Source :  BBC

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