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Iran Has Attacked Israel, Iran Fires over 300 Drones and Missiles As Retaliatory Attack, Israel Intercepts Iran Offensive

Iran Has Attacked Israel, Iran Fires over 300 Drones and Missiles As Retaliatory Attack, Israel Intercepts Iran Offensive
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Iran has launched an unprecedented aerial assault on Israel, firing over 300 drones and missiles in what appears to be a retaliatory attack. The skies over Israel were filled with the sounds of sirens and explosions as the Iron Dome missile defense system engaged the incoming threats.

The attack comes in the wake of a raid on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, which Iran has attributed to Israel. In response, Iranian forces initiated what is being described as one of the most significant military operations against Israel to date. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards have confirmed the assault, stating that it was a direct response to the consulate raid and that with this action, the matter can "be deemed concluded".

The global community has been quick to react to the unfolding events. The United States has called for a G7 meeting to address the situation, highlighting the severity of Iran's actions. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force (RAF) has been reported to assist in shooting down the drones and missiles aimed at Israel.

Cities across Israel, including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, have been on high alert as the defense systems work to neutralize the threat. The Israeli military has stated they are "ready to do what is necessary" to defend the country. Local media have reported heavy thuds and bangs from what are believed to be aerial interceptions of explosive drones on Saturday night.

As the dust settles, the full impact of the attack is yet to be assessed. The Israeli government has not yet released a formal statement on the casualties or damage caused by the Iranian offensive. However, the IDF Spokesperson has assured the public that the defense systems are on high alert and that the military is prepared for any further escalations.

This incident marks a significant moment in the Israel-Gaza conflict, with Iran's direct involvement bringing a new level of complexity to the regional tensions. The world watches with bated breath as the situation develops, hoping for a de-escalation of hostilities and a return to diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict.