Report: Iran has launched dozens of drones in an attack on Israel
· Apr 13, 2024 ·

UPDATE Sunday morning:

Here the IDF claims a 99% interception rate of Iran's drones and missiles.

UPDATE: Videos purport to show Israel's Iron Dome intercepting drone barrage.


No injuries have been reported and all missiles so far appear to have been successfully intercepted.

UPDATE: CNN reports that Iran's mission to the UN has declared an end to the attack on Israel.

Iran says its attack on Israel is a response to Israel's strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, and "the matter can be deemed concluded."

Iran's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York said the early Sunday attack was a response to Israeli "aggression against our diplomatic premises in Damascus."

Israel earlier this month struck an Iranian building in the Syrian capital Damascus, with a military spokesperson saying Israel believed the Iranian building hit in the attack was a "military building."

The Iranian mission said the matter was "deemed concluded."

Iran says that if Israel responds then they will be "considerably more severe."

UPDATE: ABC News reports that Israel says only military sites were targeted by Iran. NO civilian areas are being targeted.

UPDATE: ABC News says the United States believes there could be upwards of 400-500 missiles and drones en route to Israel.

Statement from the IDF:

UPDATE 5:00 PM: CNN reports that Israel has confirmed the launch of cruise missiles from Iran in addition to the drones.

UPDATE: CNN is reporting that the United States will attempt to intercept the attack "if feasible."

The US will attempt to intercept any weapons launched at Israel if it's feasible to do so, two US officials told CNN, in an indication of the level of ongoing cooperation between the two militaries before an anticipated Iranian attack.

US Navy forces in the Red Sea have previously intercepted long-range missiles launched from the Houthis in Yemen toward Israel. US forces in Iraq and Syria could also potentially intercept drones and rockets targeting northern Israel, depending on the location from which they're launched.

On Saturday afternoon, Axios reported that President Biden cut his weekend trip to Delaware short and returned to the White House as a drone attack on Israel from Iran was imminent.

Now, according to the Times of Israel, the Jerusalem Post, and the New York Post, Iran has launched dozens of drones that are on course for Israel as this story is being written.

From the Times of Israel report:

Drones are assessed to take several hours to cover such a distance.

There is no immediate statement from the IDF on the attack.

Iran has threatened to attack Israel over the killing of seven IRGC members, including two generals, in Syria's Damascus last week

The IDF is supposed to do a press briefing soon.

We'll update if there's anything else around the attack that breaks in the next few hours before the drones arrive.


Israel has multiple methods they could employ to counter the slow-moving attack.

Here is the scene in Toronto, Canada, after news of the attack:

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