An Iranian Mohajer drone launched during military drills

BREAKING- Iran Launches Waves of Drones And Missiles Against Israel

Saturday, 04/13/2024

Iran has launched its long-anticipated attack against Israel using hundreds of drones followed by cruise missiles. IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari confirmed that drones were launched from Iran.

He said the Israeli Air Force is tracking the drones, while noting that they will take several hours to reach the country.

Hagari warned that there will be GPS disruptions as the military works to intercept the drones.

State-linked media in Iran is reporting that a second wave of drones has been launched by the Islamic Republic at Israel.

Sirens will only sound if the drones enter Israeli airspace, at the relevant locations, Hagari said, adding that the IDF will work to intercept the targets as early as possible.

Israel's Channel 12 says the US was the first to identify the launch of drones and immediately notified Israel.

Israel's official Persian X account quoted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as saying, "In recent years, especially in recent weeks, Israel has been preparing for the possibility of a direct attack by Iran. Our defense systems are ready, we are prepared for any scenario, both defensively and offensively. Israel is strong, the Israeli army is strong, and the people of Israel are strong." There is no immediate statement from the IDF on news about the reported attack.

Al Arabiya quoted an unnamed US official as saying that the drones were launched from Iranian territory.

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