Iran's Attack Was Response To Secret Israeli Attack On Drone Site

March 16, 2022


Farnaz Fassihi, Ronen Bergman and Eric Schmitt


The New York Times

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An Iranian missile strike on a residential compound in northern Iraq was meant to retaliate against an Israeli airstrike on an Iranian drone factory in February, according to unnamed intelligence officials. Israel reportedly sent six "suicide drones" to detonate on the Iranian military's main drone manufacturing facility in Kermanshah, Iran. The attack destroyed dozens of Iranian drones, according to the officials. Iranian officials have said that the Kermanshah facility is an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) base. Iran has not publicly stated that its missile strike on Erbil was linked to the Kermanshah attack.