Israeli military reports minor damage to base after Iran attack

Iran launched more than 200 drones and missiles against Israel overnight, the military said.

Israel managed to shoot down the vast majority of drones and missiles fired by Iran, with just a single military base sustaining minor damage to its infrastructure, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported on Sunday. Tehran launched a multi-wave air raid against Israel on Saturday evening, in response to an airstrike on an Iranian diplomatic compound in Syria, which killed seven members of Tehran’s military, including two generals. While Israel has stayed silent on the airstrike – its usual habit after extraterritorial assassinations – Tehran has accused the IDF of attacking their embassy. More than 200 drones, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles were fired from Iran overnight, the IDF said in a press release on Sunday morning.

“The vast majority of the missiles were intercepted outside of the State of Israel’s borders by our Aerial Defense Array,” IDF spokesman Rear Admiral Hagari said, adding that only “a few missiles fell within Israeli territory.”

“At this stage, we are aware of one child who was injured, and a hit on an IDF base in the south, where there was only minor damage to infrastructure,” he added. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps touted its large-scale attack against Israel as a success, claiming that the Islamic Republic’s military managed to “hit and destroy” several “important military targets,” without providing any further details. However, Israeli media claimed that 99% of Iran’s drones and missiles were intercepted by fighter jets, Arrow and David’s Sling air defense systems, citing West Jerusalem officials.