Iran Says It Foiled Drone Attack in Iranian City of Isfahan

Israel is suspected since it's launched similar attacks inside Iran

Iranian authorities have said they foiled a drone attack on a military facility in the Iranian city of Isfahan.

According to Iran’s PressTV, the Iranian Defense Ministry said one of its facilities in the city had come under attack by a Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV), which was shot down by air defenses. The ministry said the attack didn’t cause any casualties or damage to the facility.

Israel is suspected of being behind the attack as it has a history of launching covert operations inside Iran. In January, three small drones targeted a facility in Isfahan, and both Iranian and US officials said Israel was responsible. Israel has also previously targeted nuclear facilities, scientists, and military officers in attacks inside Iran.

The drone attack comes as Israel has ramped up its air campaign inside Syria, launching four airstrikes within one week. Strikes that targeted Damascus this past Friday killed two members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and Tehran has vowed it will respond.

The US has also been threatening Iran and blames the Islamic Republic for attacks on US bases in Syria, although the US has never provided evidence to back up the claim. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told Congress last week that the US is planning to target the IRGC’s Quds Force “very harshly over time.”

Author: Dave DeCamp

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