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WATCH: Israel's Iron Dome Intercepting Swarm Of Iranian Missiles

The assault included explosive drones and missiles, with most intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome system. Despite minor damage to an Israeli military site, the majority of the attack was thwarted before reaching Israeli airspace
09:53 AM Apr 14, 2024 IST | Aniket Raj
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On Saturday night, Iran unleashed a barrage of explosive drones and missiles aimed directly at Israeli territory, citing retaliation for the bombing of its embassy in Damascus earlier this month. This event signifies Iran's inaugural direct assault on Israel since conflict erupted in the region last October.

Several videos were shared online video showcasing its renowned Iron Dome system intercepting numerous Iranian drones and missiles within Israeli airspace. According to reports, a 7-year-old girl sustained critical injuries during the attacks.

Israel's military spokesperson Daniel Hagari confirmed that Iran had initiated numerous ground-to-ground missiles, including cruise missiles, with the majority intercepted outside Israeli borders. The onslaught, consisting of over 200 drones and missiles, inflicted minor damage to an Israeli military installation. However, Hagari stated that the Israeli defense system successfully intercepted most of the 200 drones and missiles launched by Iran, with the majority neutralized before penetrating Israeli airspace.

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Israeli authorities vowed a "significant response" following the attack, while Iran justified its actions as retaliation for what it saw as Israeli aggression, pointing to an earlier strike on its Damascus consulate that resulted in the deaths of three senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commanders.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, criticized Iran's assault, voicing profound concern over the possibility of heightened conflict and its wider regional repercussions. Concurrently, US President Joe Biden reiterated America's steadfast support for Israel, promising unequivocal backing amid the escalating tensions.

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