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Iran retaliates against Israel with over 200 drones and missiles, injuring children | Reuters

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Iran retaliates against Israel with over 200 drones and missiles, injuring children | Reuters

Item 1 of 2 Iran’s Revolutionary Guards announced on the 13th that it had launched dozens of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) and missiles against specific targets in Israel. Iranian state media carried a statement from the Revolutionary Guards. The photo shows an air defense missile fired from Ashkelon in southern Israel. Photo taken on the 14th (2024 Reuters/Amir Cohen)

[1/2]Iran’s Revolutionary Guards announced on the 13th that it had launched dozens of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) and missiles against specific targets in Israel. Iranian state media carried a statement from the Revolutionary Guards. The photo shows an air defense missile fired from Ashkelon in southern Israel. Photo taken on the 14th (2024 Reuters/Amir Cohen)

[ドバイ/エルサレム 14日 ロイター] – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards announced on the 13th that it launched unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) and missiles against specific targets in Israel. Iranian state media carried a statement from the Revolutionary Guards. The U.S. government also confirmed the start of the attack and said it was likely to last several hours.

Sirens blared in Israel, and a Reuters reporter there reported hearing what sounded like an explosion. Emergency services said a 10-year-old boy suffered serious injuries.

Iran has vowed to retaliate after an attack believed to have been carried out by Israel near its embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus.

Iran’s mission to the United Nations warned on the 14th, “If the Israeli regime makes another mistake, Iran’s response will be quite severe.” Although the United States has warned that it should distance itself from the conflict between Iran and Israel, Iran has stated that it “considers” the issue to be over and has expressed a desire to bring the situation to a close.See more

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Iranian state media, citing sources, said it had fired the first wave of ballistic missiles at Israel.

The Israeli military told residents to prepare to evacuate to shelters in the northern Golan Heights, Nevatim, Dimona and Eilat, warning that they could be targeted by Iranian drones.

Israeli military spokesperson Hagari said in the early hours of the 14th that Iran had launched more than 200 drones and missiles toward Israel since the 13th. It said a small number of the dozens of surface-to-surface missiles launched by Iran landed, injuring a girl and causing some damage to military facilities in the south.See more

Iraqi security officials said they saw dozens of drones flying over Iraqi airspace from Iran toward Israel.

Israeli television Channel 12 reported that a US and UK military aircraft shot down a drone launched by Iran.

“This is a severe and dangerous escalation. Our defense and offensive capabilities are at the highest level of readiness in the face of a major attack from Iran,” Israeli military spokesman Daniel Hagari said.

According to the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a special war cabinet at military headquarters in Tel Aviv following the announcement of the attack.

Israel and Lebanon announced the closure of their airspace on the night of the 13th. Security officials in Jordan, which is located between Iran and Israel, said it was prepared to intercept drones and missiles that violate its airspace.

Military officials in Syria, an Iranian ally, said they were on high alert, activating surface-to-air defense systems around the capital and major bases.

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●This is the first time that Iran has directly attacked Israeli territory, which could further destabilize the situation in the Middle East. Israel and Iran have been at odds for many years, but until now the conflict has been limited to proxy forces and attacks on each other’s targets in third countries.

Channel 12 quoted a senior Israeli official as saying early on the 14th that Israel is planning a “massive response” to the Iranian attack.See more

US President Biden warned Iran on the 12th that it could attack Israel “soon” and warned Iran not to do so.See more

President Biden is receiving updates from his national security team and is in contact with Israeli government officials and U.S. partners and allies, said National Security Council Spokesman Watson.

“President Biden’s position is clear: Our support for Israel’s security is unwavering. The United States stands with the Israeli people and will help defend against the threat from Iran,” the statement said.See more

The European Union (EU), Britain, France, Mexico, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands also condemned Iran’s attack.

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