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Iran Launches Retaliatory Drone Strikes Against Israel

Tensions between Iran and Israel escalated today as Iran launched a series of drone and missile strikes targeting Israeli cities. The attacks come in retaliation for recent Israeli airstrikes against Iranian assets in Syria.

U.S. President Joe Biden met with his national security team to receive an update on the situation. In a tweet following the meeting, Biden stated: “I just met with my national security team for an update on Iran’s attacks against Israel. Our commitment to Israel’s security against threats from Iran and its proxies is ironclad.”

Videos circulating on social media show Israel’s Iron Dome defense system engaging the incoming Iranian projectiles. While the system was able to intercept and destroy many of the drones and missiles, at least one Iranian missile appears to have successfully struck a target within Israel. The extent of damage and any casualties from the strike are not yet clear.

Video of the missiles hitting Israel:

Video of Israelis Defense System:

The sudden outbreak of hostilities marks the most serious confrontation between the two longtime adversaries in recent years. It threatens to further destabilize an already volatile region and risks drawing in other powers like the United States.

Israeli officials have not yet announced specific plans for retaliation. Iran for its part claims the strikes were justified by Israel’s repeated attacks on Iranian forces in Syria.

Further action will most likely depend on the Biden administration to see if the U.S. will intervene more directly on behalf of its close ally Israel. Biden’s tweet makes clear the U.S. will stand behind Israel, but it remains to be seen what concrete actions, if any, the U.S. will take.

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