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Iran Fires More than 300 Missiles and Attack Drones at Israel in Unprecedented Attack

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Rocket sirens and booms were heard across Israel early Sunday morning after Iran launched an unprecedented, wide-scale aerial assault that threatened to push the Middle East to the brink of a regional war.

Israel's military says it intercepted the "vast majority" of more than 300 Iranian attack drones and missiles.

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“A few impacts were identified, among them at a military base in the south of the country, with minor damage to infrastructure,” an IDF statement says.  Fighter jets also shot down dozens of cruise missiles and drones. 

A young girl from the Negev was lightly injured during the attack, officials say. Meanwhile, a 10-year-old boy from a Bedouin town is in serious condition after being wounded by shrapnel following the interception of a drone. 

Israel's Homefront Command announced Israelis no longer need to be near their bomb shelters, indicating the Iranian attack is over for now. 

American officials say the US military shot down Iranian drones headed for the Jewish state. Britain's Defense Ministry says its jets will "intercept any airborne attacks within range of our existing missions, as required."

IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari says Israel's air defense system is “fully operational and is intercepting threats wherever required.”

Iran's mission to the United Nations says in a post on X it has "concluded" its attack on Israel and warned the US to stay out of the conflict. 

"Iran’s military action was in response to the Zionist regime’s aggression against our diplomatic premises in Damascus," the post says. "The matter can be deemed concluded. However, should the Israeli regime make another mistake, Iran’s response will be considerably more severe. It is a conflict between Iran and the rogue Israeli regime, from which the U.S. MUST STAY AWAY!

President Joe Biden pledged to support Israel in the wake of the Iranian attack.

“I just met with my national security team for an update on Iran’s attacks against Israel. Our commitment to Israel’s security against threats from Iran and its proxies is ironclad," he said in a statement on X.

Iran had vowed to punish Israel for an April 1 airstrike on an Iranian consular building in Damascus, Syria that killed two top Iranian generals and several other military leaders. While Iran blames Israel for the attack, Israel has never commented on it.  

This is the first time Iran has ever directly attacked Israel, typically choosing to target the Jewish state using its terrorist proxy groups, Hezbollah and Hamas.


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