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IRGC confirms ‘dozens’ of drones, missiles fired at Israel

"The malicious Zionist regime will be punished," Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wrote on X.

Members of an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps special forces unit. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Members of an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps special forces unit. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps on Saturday night said it had launched dozens of drones and missiles towards Israel, according to a statement cited by Tehran’s official Press TV news agency.

“In response to the numerous crimes of the Zionist regime, including the attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, the air force of the IRGC targeted specific positions inside the occupied territories [sic] by firing dozens of missiles and drones,” the statement read.

In an English-language post on X, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wrote, “The malicious Zionist regime will be punished.”

Khamenei shared a recording of an April 10 sermon in which he said, “The malicious regime has made a wrong move in this case. It should be punished, and it will be punished.”

Iran dispatched dozens of unmanned aerial vehicles from its territory towards Israel on Saturday night, in a much-anticipated response to the April 1 killing of several IRGC officers in Syria.

The drones were expected to take several hours to reach their targets in the Jewish state.

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