Iran attacked Israel: Ballistic missiles on the way?

The Israeli military says the aircraft will take hours to reach Israel and that warning sirens will be activated in all threatened areas.

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Ažurirano: 13.04.2024. 23:52h

Tonight, Iran launched dozens of drones and missiles towards Israel.

The Israeli military said they had registered over 100 explosive drones, but did not confirm the missiles.

Reuters reports that sources in the Iranian state news agency said that Iran had launched the first series of ballistic missiles.

Some aircraft and missiles have already been shot down over Syria and Jordan, reports Israel's Channel 12.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said that he called a meeting of the war cabinet.

Iranian state television carried a statement from Iran's Revolutionary Guards that the attack on Israel was called Operation True Promise and was part of punishment for "Israeli crimes." They added that the target of their missiles are specific targets in Israel.

Iranian Defense Minister Mohammad Reza Ashtiani warned any country that opens its airspace or territory to be used for an Israeli attack on Iran, that it will receive a "firm response from Tehran."

Syria announced that a state of high alert had been declared and that anti-aircraft systems had been activated around Damascus and major military bases, in case Israel retaliated with attacks on locations where pro-Iranian units were located.

Jordan has not declared a state of emergency or closed its airspace, as initially reported by the media. The Minister of Communications of Jordan spoke out and denied those allegations.

A CNN reporter announced that US President Joe Biden would address the public, which the White House quickly denied. Lebanon said it had closed its airspace.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak condemned the "reckless attack on Israel by the Iranian regime".

"The attacks risk igniting tensions and destabilizing the region. Iran has shown again that it intends to cause chaos in its environment," Sunak said in a statement.

The Israeli army confirmed earlier this evening that Iran had launched drones from its territory towards Israel, reports Reuters.

They also said that it would take hours for those aircraft to reach Israel and that warning sirens would be activated in all threatened areas.

Israel's Channel 12 reports that the drones are expected to reach Israeli territory at around two past midnight local time.

The expert interviewed by the channel, retired general Amos Yadlin, said that the drones are equipped with 20 kilograms of explosives each and that Israel's air defense is ready to shoot them down, reports Reuters.

Israeli airspace will be closed to international flights starting at 23.30:XNUMX p.m. tonight, Reuters reports.

Multiple drones were seen flying from the direction of Iran over Iraq's Sulaymaniyah province, Reuters reported, citing three security sources.

The British agency also states that an American official confirmed to them that Iran had launched drones in the direction of Israel.

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