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What we know about Iran’s attacks on Israel, Must Check

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) said it fired dozens of missiles at Israeli targets in retaliation for Israel’s deadly attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus on April 1.

Iran’s military response marked its first direct attack on Israeli territory and began on Saturday night at about 20:00 GMT.

Explosions were heard in cities across Israel, including Tel Aviv and West Jerusalem, and air raid sirens sounded in more than 720 locations as Israeli forces sought to shoot down the Iranian projectiles.

The Israeli military later said Iran launched more than “200 killer drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles” at Israel and that the vast majority of the projectiles were intercepted outside the country’s borders, with help from US and UK forces. It added that a “small number of hits were identified”, including at a base in southern Israel, “where minor damage was caused to infrastructure”.

Daniel Hagari, the spokesman for the Israeli military, said a girl was wounded in the attack. There were no reports of fatalities.

Israel’s Home Front Command lifted its order for Israelis to stay near bomb shelters in the early hours of Sunday, at about 00:00 GMT.

With the attack, Iran’s mission to the UN said it considered the matter of Israel’s raid on its consulate in Syria “concluded” and warned of a “considerably more severe” response “should the Israeli regime make another mistake”.

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting requested by Israel at 4pm New York time (16:00 GMT) on Sunday. Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel temporarily have closed their airspace while several airlines suspended flights in the region

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