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Iran Launches Drones and Missiles at Israel in Unprecedented Attack

In a dramatic escalation of tensions, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) executed a coordinated drone and missile assault on Israel, triggering air raid sirens and explosions across the country. The attack, which originated from Iran and locations of its regional proxies, marks a significant and dangerous development in the conflict between the two longstanding adversaries.

The first air raid sirens were heard in southern Israel at approximately 1:42 a.m. on Sunday, signaling the arrival of Iranian drones. Soon after, sirens echoed across Jerusalem and other parts of the country, accompanied by explosions in the skies. This assault signifies Iran's first direct military strike against Israel and raises the specter of a potential broader conflict.

Iran, situated approximately 1,400 miles from Israel, orchestrated this unprecedented attack using a combination of drones and missiles. The sophistication and range of the assault underscore Iran's growing capabilities and willingness to directly engage with Israel.

Amid the chaos, a 10-year-old girl suffered serious injuries from falling debris in southern Israel, according to Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s national EMS ambulance service. The incident highlights the immediate and devastating impact of the attack on civilians, further heightening tensions and underscoring the need for urgent international intervention.

Israeli officials have condemned the assault, labeling it as a dangerous provocation that demands a robust response. Prime Minister Netanyahu convened an emergency security meeting to assess the situation and determine Israel's next steps.

The United States and other international actors have expressed deep concern over the escalating hostilities and have called for restraint to prevent further escalation. The situation remains fluid and volatile as Israel prepares to respond to this brazen act of aggression from Iran.

As tensions reach a boiling point, the world watches anxiously to see how this latest chapter in the Israel-Iran conflict unfolds and whether diplomacy can avert a broader regional conflagration.


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