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Israel says it intercepted more than 200 drones and missiles; Iran launched attack in retaliation

A spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces said that, on Saturday night (13), the Israeli military had already intercepted more than 200 devices in the country's skies, including drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles.

The massive attack on Israeli territory began with Iranian drone fire late Saturday afternoon. After the offensive, the radical Islamic group Hezbollah said it launched rockets at an Israeli air defense system checkpoint in the Golan Heights region.

“The attack carried out by Iran has reached a new escalation,” the spokesman told the press this Saturday. “Together with our partners, we are at full strength to defend the State and people of Israel. We will continue to fulfill our mission,” he added.

With support from the United States, Israel is locating and intercepting projectiles fired by Iran in retaliation for an attack on an Islamic Republic diplomatic representation in Syria last week, which the Iranians accuse of having been orchestrated by the Israelis.

At this time, teams from CNN in Israel they report sirens ringing in urban areas and the sounds of explosions in the skies. There are also records of this type in the Palestinian territory of the West Bank and in Jerusalem.

* With information from CNN International

Source: CNN Brasil

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