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IDF confirms ‘minor damage’ to military base

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Israeli air defenses intercept targets over Jerusalem © Telegram.

Iran launched more than 200 drones and missiles against Israel, the military has said.

Israel and its allies shot down the vast majority of drones and missiles fired by Iran overnight, with just a single military base sustaining minor damage to its infrastructure, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported on Sunday.

Tehran launched a multi-wave air raid against Israel on Saturday evening in response to an airstrike on an Iranian diplomatic compound in Syria, which killed seven members of Tehran’s military, including two generals. While Israel has remained silent on the airstrike – its usual habit after extraterritorial assassinations – Tehran has accused the IDF of attacking its embassy.

More than 200 drones, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles were fired from Iran overnight, the IDF said in a press release on Sunday morning.

“The vast majority of the missiles were intercepted outside of the State of Israel’s borders by our Aerial Defense Array,” IDF spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said, adding that only “a few missiles fell within Israeli territory.”

“At this stage, we are aware of one child who was injured, and a hit on an IDF base in the south, where there was only minor damage to infrastructure,” he stated. “I repeat, the damage to the IDF base in the south was minor and to the infrastructure only.”

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps called its large-scale attack against Israel a success, claiming that it hit and destroyed several “important military targets,” without providing further details.

However, Israeli media claimed that 99% of Iran’s drones and missiles were intercepted by the IAF and allied fighter jets, as well as the Iron Dome, Arrow, and David’s Sling air defense systems, citing West Jerusalem officials.

“The event has not yet concluded, and we continue to intercept threats on their way to Israel, including UAVs and possibly additional cruise missiles,” the IDF added. “We are still fully deployed with dozens of aircraft in the air for defense.”

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  1. Yeah right, I’ll wager its more significant than they are willing to admit and unlike them, I’m sure Iran was careful of civilian lives…..

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