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Israel launched a retaliatory strike against Iran early Friday morning after explosions were heard near the airport at the central city of Isfahan, according to a senior U.S. officials who spoke to ABC News and three Iranian officials who spoke to The New York Times.

The strike is in response to Iran's Saturday attack when the Islamic Republic launched more than 300 unmanned drones and missiles toward the Promised Land.

Nearly all the Iranian missiles were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defense interception system, and also its allies, including the United Kingdom and United States, officials said.


Tehran’s Saturday attack came six months after Hamas terrorists attacked Israel on Oct. 7, resulted in Israel Defense Forces crossing into the Gaza Strip to purge the area of enemy forces.


Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps launched more than 120 ballistic missiles, more than 30 cruise missiles, and 170 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs in the attack, according to Israel Defense Forces spokesperson Daniel Hagari.

Hagari said "99% of the missiles launched towards Israeli territory were intercepted -- a very significant strategic achievement."

The IDF spokesman added that the Iranian attack resulted in one known casualty, a 7-year-old Arabic girl who was severely injured after being struck by shrapnel from an intercepted missile.

Since the recent strikes from Tehran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met with Tel Aviv’s war cabinet.

As a result of Friday morning’s strike on Iran, airports in the Islamic Republic were closed, and flights from the Persian Gulf were diverted to other locations.:snip:

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Israel strikes back at Iran: Explosions rock airbase in city linked to Tehran’s nuke program as US denies nuclear facilities were targeted after Netanyahu launched attack in defiance of Biden

Israel has conducted strikes in Iran in retaliation for Tehran's unprecedented drone-and-missile assault earlier this week, defying US President Joe Biden's warning that more attacks could plunge the Middle East further into conflict

The city of Isfahan in central Iran was struck at 5am local time, with Israeli projectiles reported to have targeted an Air Force base near Isfahan which long has been home to Iran's fleet of American-made F-14 Tomcats - purchased before the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

A base near the city hosts one of Iran's nuclear facilities, although US military sources reportedly said the target was not believed to be nuclear. :snip:

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Iran fires at suspected Israeli attack drones near Isfahan air base and nuclear site

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran fired air defenses at a major air base and a nuclear site early Friday morning near the central city of Isfahan after spotting drones, which were suspected to be part of an Israeli attack in retaliation for Tehran’s unprecedented drone-and-missile assault on the country.

No Iranian official directly acknowledged the possibility that Israel attacked, and the Israeli military did not respond to a request for comment. However, tensions have been high since the Saturday assault on Israel amid its war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip and its own strikes targeting Iran in Syria.



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1. More to come?

So what have we learned?

2. The IDF can go pretty much where ever they want in that part of the world and hit pretty much who/whatever they want. *ie  they are the 800lb gorilla

3. Look at who/what was targeted by Both nations. One se (It appears) targeted Military sites, The other just wanted a high death count.

4. One sides defense system is good/very good the others...Not So Much.

* There is a very good reason Egypt, Syria, Jordan, etc stopped gong to war with Israel.  After 0 & 4 Even The Arabs found The Clue.

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Iran Attempts To Dismiss Israeli Strike As ‘Not A Big Deal,’ Not An ‘External Attack’
Ryan Saavedra
Apr 19, 2024

The Islamic Republic of Iran attempted to save face on Friday morning by dismissing reports of Israeli airstrikes in the country.


Shortly after the attack, Iran went on the defensive and tried to downplay the strikes, which Israel interpreted as a sign that Iran was no longer interested in escalating tensions — for now. Iranian officials and state news outlets gave multiple explanations for the explosions.

“The foreign source of the incident has not been confirmed. We have not received any external attack, and the discussion leans more towards infiltration than attack,” an Iranian official told Reuters.

Other officials told outlets that the strike only involved a few small drones that were destroyed by Iran’s air defense systems.




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