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Iran is struck by an Israeli missile

Iran-Israel War

By SamarPublished about a month ago 3 min read
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According to two US officials, an Israeli missile struck Iran, as CBS News has confirmed. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had promised to respond to the drone and missile attack against Israel last weekend, and this strike is in retaliation.

Concerning the location and scope of the Israeli strike, officials remained silent. The Israel Defense Forces declined to comment on the attack when contacted by CBS News.

The Washington Post was informed by a top Israeli official that the strike "was intended to signal to Iran that Israel can attack its territory."

According to the state-run Iranian news agency IRNA, air defense batteries went off in multiple provinces. Although sounds were reported by people all over the area, the reason why the batteries fired was not explained.

Specifically, IRNA reported that air defenses opened fire at a significant air base in Isfahan, which has long housed Iran's fleet of F-14 Tomcats, manufactured in the United States and acquired prior to the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

The sound of explosions was also reported by the semiofficial Fars and Tasnim news agencies, but no reason was given. "Loud noise" was acknowledged on state television in the vicinity.

Sites connected to Iran's nuclear program are also located in Isfahan, including the subterranean Natanz enrichment site, which has been the target of multiple attacks by what are believed to be Israeli forces.

State television, on the other hand, refuted any attack on nuclear facilities, calling all nearby locations "fully safe," and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) declared that it "can confirm that there is no damage to Iran's nuclear sites."

According to state television, three tiny drones were shot down in an area east of Isfahan. The channel was displaying what appeared to be live footage of a serene and typical Isfahan.

The High National Council of Iran has not met urgently, according to state television.

Iran seemed to be attempting to minimize the significance of any attack by Israel.

Around 4:30 a.m. local time, the airlines Emirates and FlyDubai, based in Dubai, started making detours around western Iran. Although local advisories to pilots indicated that the airspace might have been closed, they provided no explanation.

Later, Iranian state television reported that commercial flights were once again operating normally, despite Iran having earlier declared that they had grounded all flights in Tehran and throughout the country's western and central regions.

Tensions in the region are still rising.

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps lost seven officers, including two generals, in a deadly attack on their consulate in Syria last weekend, prompting Iran to launch an unprecedented retaliatory strike against Israel.

According to IDF and US officials, Iran attacked Israel with 170 drones, more than 30 cruise missiles, and 120 ballistic missiles. According to the IDF, none of the drones entered Israeli territory before Israel and its allies—including the United States—shot them down.

According to U.S. officials speaking to CBS News, five of the ballistic missiles hit Israel, with four of them striking the Israeli F-35s' home base at Nevatim Air Base. According to the officials, Iran's main target was probably the base because of the strike against the Syrian consulate is thought to have been executed by an F-35.

Netanyahu has been advised by the United States and other Israeli allies to be cautious in any possible reaction to Iran. According to American officials, the United States would not take part in any Israeli counterattack.

President Biden pushed the Israeli prime minister "to think about what that success says all by itself to the rest of the region" following Iran's attack, which the IDF claimed caused "very little damage," according to National Security Council spokesman John Kirby.

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  • Ameer Bibiabout a month ago

    Amazing 🤩🤩 welldone superb story

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