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Israel Strikes Isfahan in Retaliation for Iranian Drone Attacks

Explosions were reported in Iran after Israel launched missile strikes in response to a series of drone and missile attacks from Tehran. 

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported that the explosions were heard near the airport in Isfahan. 

The strikes were attributed to Israel by various news media, citing unnamed American officials.

According to the New York Times, which cited three Iranian officials, the attack targeted a military airport near Isfahan. 

The cause of the explosions was unclear, with investigations ongoing to determine the exact details of the incident, as reported by Fars. 

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However, an Iranian official later denied any missile attack and said the explosions were from local air defense systems, without mentioning Israeli involvement.

The reported explosions resulted in the closure of civilian airports in Iran and the diversion of flights from the Persian Gulf region. 

Despite the developments, there was no immediate comment from Israeli or U.S. officials regarding the incident.

This exchange of fire marked the first direct confrontation between Iran and Israel. 

Warning sirens sounded in communities near Israel’s northern border amid concerns of potential rocket attacks from Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed militia based in southern Lebanon. 

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However, officials later confirmed it was a false alarm.

As a result of the escalating tensions, the U.S. announced fresh sanctions targeting Iran’s production of unmanned aerial vehicles. 

Tehran issued a warning to Israel, stating it would reconsider its stance on nuclear weapons if its atomic facilities were targeted. 

Iranian state TV asserted that its nuclear facilities remained intact.

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Iran urged the United Nations Security Council to intervene, calling for action to halt what it described as Israeli military adventurism against its interests. 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cautioned that the Middle East was facing a “moment of maximum peril” amid the escalating tensions between Iran and Israel.

The recent exchange of hostilities was triggered by a series of events, including an airstrike on the Iranian embassy compound in Damascus, Syria, which Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, blamed on Israel. 

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Subsequently, Iran launched a barrage of drones, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles towards Israel, prompting a joint response from Israel, the U.S., and other allies.

Analysts have expressed concerns about the possibility of a regional war, particularly following the ongoing conflict in Gaza, where Hamas militants have clashed with Israeli forces. 

The U.S. Embassy in Israel issued a security alert, restricting personal travel for government employees and their families in certain areas until further notice, in response to the heightened tensions.

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