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Iran sends drones in the direction of Israel, says Israeli army

Iran Launches UAVs Toward Israel

Jerusalem, April 14 (IANS) Iran has launched unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) toward Israel, the Israeli military said. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Spokesman Daniel Hagari said the drones would take several hours to arrive in Israeli airspace and that the country’s defence systems would try to intercept them.

An official statement said the Israeli airspace will be closed from 12:30 a.m. The Israeli military is “constantly monitoring the operational situation,” with the IDF Aerial Defense Array on high alert, along with Israel Air Force fighter jets and Israeli Navy vessels on a defence mission in Israeli air and naval space.

Iranian media reported about 50 UAVs have been launched, some from Iran and other countries allied with Iran. Israel has been on high alert following Iranian threats to avenge the killing of seven Iranian officers in Damascus, Syria, earlier in April, attributed to Israel.

Israel’s state-owned Kan TV news reported the drones were launched from Iran and its allies. The Israeli military remains vigilant as tensions escalate between Iran and Israel over recent events.

Stay tuned for updates as the situation develops. -IANS int/khz

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