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Israel says 300 Iranian drones and missiles downed in overnight attack

Israel has claimed to have downed 300 Iranian drones and missiles in an overnight attack, marking a significant escalation in tensions between the two countries.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said the attack targeted Iranian-backed militias in Syria, who were allegedly planning to launch an attack on Israeli territory. The IDF released a statement saying that the operation was a successful preemptive strike to prevent any harm to Israeli civilians.

The IDF spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Hidai Zilberman, stated that the drones and missiles were launched from Syrian territory and were intercepted by Israeli air defense systems. He also added that the attack was carried out with the assistance of intelligence gathered over the past few weeks.

This latest incident comes amid an ongoing conflict between Israel and Iran, with both countries accusing each other of carrying out aggressive actions in the region. Israel has repeatedly expressed concerns over Iran’s increasing presence in Syria and has vowed to take action to prevent any threat to its security.

Iran, on the other hand, has denied any involvement in the recent attack and has accused Israel of provoking tensions in the region. Iranian officials have warned that any further aggression from Israel would be met with a strong response.

The downing of 300 Iranian drones and missiles in a single overnight attack is a significant achievement for the Israeli military and demonstrates their capability to defend against potential threats. However, it also raises concerns about the escalating tensions in the region and the potential for further conflict between Israel and Iran.

The international community has called for restraint and dialogue to de-escalate the situation and prevent any further violence. It is crucial for both Israel and Iran to engage in constructive dialogue to address their differences and find a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict. Only through diplomatic efforts can the two countries avoid further escalation and prevent any further loss of life.