Today: Sunday, 26 May 2024 year

Israel and its partners thwarted Iran’s attack, Tel Aviv said.

Israel and its partners thwarted Iran’s attack, Tel Aviv said.

Israel and its partners thwarted Iran’s attack in an “unmatched manner,” but the campaign is not over yet, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant said on social media X.

“At night, the world saw the true face of Iran – a terrorist state that attacked Israel with hundreds of missiles and drones. The world also saw the strength of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the strength of the coalition – Israel, the US and partners foiled this attack in an unmatched manner. The IDF acted exceptionally at night and will continue to be prepared for any scenario. The campaign is not over yet, we are vigilant and strong,” the minister wrote.

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (elite units of the Armed Forces) announced on Sunday night that it was attacking Israeli territory in response to the destruction by Israeli aircraft of the Iranian consulate in Syria in early April. The attack, according to various sources, involves from several dozen to hundreds of missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles, including Shahed kamikaze drones.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said its armed forces were on high alert. The Pentagon said it would support Israel, and Iran’s mission to the UN called what was happening a conflict between Tehran and Tel Aviv, calling on Washington to “stay away.”

The Israeli Air Force struck the building of the Iranian Consulate General in the Syrian capital Damascus on April 1. According to the IRGC, seven corps officers were killed, including two high-ranking general advisers: Mohammad Reza Zahedi, commander of the IRGC Quds Force in Syria and Lebanon, and his deputy, Brigadier General Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi. Tehran has said it reserves the right to respond.