Israel retaliates against Iran with ‘limited’ strike, US receives advanced warning

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Israel attacks an Iranian location in reprisal for an attack over the weekend.Israel attacks an Iranian location in reprisal for an attack over the weekend.

Israel retaliated against Tehran for firing a flurry of missiles and drones at Israel last Saturday by conducting limited attacks in Iran early on Friday.

Fox News has been informed by a reliable military source that the strike was “limited.” According to people with knowledge, the United States was not participating and had received advance notice from Israel.

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One of Iran’s nuclear facilities, Natanz, is located in the Isfahan province of Iran; Fox News Digital reported that there had been explosions in this region. 

All nearby locations were declared “fully safe” by state television, and the International Atomic Energy Agency verified on X Friday morning that there is no damage, despite the initial uncertainty about whether the plant was hit.

Although specifics about the strike’s intended target, if any, were not immediately known, it was able to verify that it was “not nuclear or civilian.”

White House and National Security Council (NSC) officials declined to comment on the developing situation as of early Friday morning, and Pentagon officials had not confirmed the strike.

There were reports of explosions over Isfahan near its international airport by the semi official Fars news agency. It provided no justification for the explosion. Still, Isfahan is home to the Iranian military’s main airbase and locations related to its nuclear programme.

According to reports, a senior Iranian source told Reuters that Iran has no immediate plans to reply to the Israeli strike. However, Iranian state media gave a different account of the incident. According to the official speaking to Reuters, the explosions heard in Isfahan were caused by the nation’s air defence systems going into action rather than a missile attack.

In reaction to the attack, Iran briefly suspended commercial flights in Tehran as well as in parts of its western and central regions. Iranian news source Tasnim reports that since then, restrictions have been removed on flights to and from Tehran’s Khomeini and Mehrabad international airports.

At 4:30 a.m. local time, the airlines Emirates and FlyDubai, based in Dubai, started making detours over western Iran.

FlyDubai said in a statement that the Imam Khomeini International Airport was closed on Friday morning, which is why flight FZ 1929 from Dubai to Tehran had to return to Dubai. Additionally, the airline announced that all of its Friday flights to Iran have been cancelled.

“Our top focus is the safety of our crew and passengers. A FlyDubai representative stated, “We are closely monitoring the situation and will make changes to our flight paths in consultation with the relevant authorities.” “We will share any further updates once more information becomes available.”

Israel retaliates against Iran with 'limited' strike, US receives advanced warning
An anti-missile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles towards Israel

The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem released a security notice on Friday morning “out of an abundance of caution” in response to the reported Israeli strike on Iran. The notice forbade personal travel outside the greater Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Be’er Sheva areas for U.S. government employees and their families until further notice.

In revenge for a devastating attack on Iran’s consulate in Syria earlier this month that claimed the lives of twelve people, including a prominent general, Iran launched an attack on Israel over the weekend. Israel has not acknowledged in the media that it carried out the attack.

The Iranian attack over the weekend signalled a significant uptick in violence. Despite decades of enmity, Iran has never attacked Israel directly; instead, it has relied on proxy troops in Iraq, Lebanon, and other places.Β 

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