A Show of Might in the Skies Over Israel

April 15, 2024


Helene Cooper, Farnaz Fassihi, Aaron Boxerman, Patrick Kingsley, and Eric Schmitt


New York Times

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  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan

Iran launched over 300 drones and missiles at Israel in retaliation for Israel’s strike on an Iranian embassy building in Syria. The United States and Israel shot down nearly all of the munitions, using fighter jets, Navy warships, Patriot batteries, and the Arrow 3 system to destroy them as they crossed through Iraqi and Jordanian airspace. Iran primarily fired Shahed-136 drones, Paveh cruise missiles, and Emad and Kheibar Shekan ballistic missiles.