300 Drones and Missiles Fired As Iran Launches Retaliatory Attack on Israel

300 Drones and Missiles Fired As Iran Launches Retaliatory Attack on Israel

  • Israel has confirmed that no less than 300 drones and missiles were intercepted in its airspace by its military
  • The Middle East country disclosed that the drones and missiles were launched from Iran, Iraq and Yemen
  • Iran confirmed the launching of the drones, stating that the attacks were in retaliation to the attack on its consulate in Syria

Israel has claimed that over 300 drones and missiles were launched at it from Iran, Iraq and Yemen, adding that many of them were intercepted by its military.

Iran launches missiles to Iraq in retaliation
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Iran President Ebrahim Raisi. Images: Amir Levy, ATPImages
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Iran launches attack in response to a raid

Iran responded that the attack was carried out in response to a raid by the Israeli forces on its consulate in Syria on 1 April 2024, and the matter can now be considered concluded.

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Aljazeera further reported that no less than 19 Palestinians were killed and over 200 wounded in six major attacks in Gaza by the Israeli forces. Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinians and their homes, with at least 19 people injured.

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According to Reuters, United States President Joe Biden spoke with his counterpart in Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, stating that a meeting with leaders of the Group of Seven major economies would be conveyed on Sunday, 14 April, to coordinate a diplomatic response to what he described as an Iran's brazen attack.

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This is coming six months into Israel's attacks on the Palestinian land, Gaza, and amid the growing tension of possible regional war. The medium quoted a White House senior official who disclosed that the US President also told Netanyahu that his country would oppose any counterattack from Israel against Iran.

2 SA victims killed by Hamas were identified.

Briefly News reported that the names of the two South Africans who were killed in a Hamas attack in Israel have been revealed. The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) announced the victim's identities.

Marcelle Talia, a 65-year-old woman, was in Israel to visit her daughter, who had just given birth. Another person who lost their life in the attack was Sa'ar Margolis.

Source: Legit.ng

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