It has been reported that the nation of Israel initiated a drone attack on an Iranian Defense Ministry military facility on Saturday night. The facility was in the city of Isfahan which is in the center of the country. This move by Israel was reported by The Wall Street Journal and was confirmed by U.S. officials along with other sources.
Israel sent three quadcopter bomb-carrying drones for the strike, two were stopped by “defense traps,” and the third was destroyed by air defense systems, according to the BBC.
The attacks ended up causing just minor damage to the roof of the facility which is thought to be an ammunition manufacturing plant.
“One of (the drones) was hit by the … air defense and the other two were caught in defense traps and blew up. Fortunately, this unsuccessful attack did not cause any loss of life and caused minor damage to the workshop’s roof,” Iran’s defense ministry said in a statement.
They also added that it had not affected their installations and mission and it would not have an impact on the country’s progress.
The New York Times gave some insight into these Quadcopter drones: they have four rotors and a short flight range. So, authorities believe that the drones actually took off from inside Iran.
This attack was very much like one in June of 2021 which was on an Iranian Atomic Energy Agency facility.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, but Israel has been in a shadow war with Iran and is set on keeping the Islamist nation from obtaining nuclear weapons.
An Iran Revolutionary Guard post warned: “Wait for rogue drones hitting Zionist oil tankers.”
Iran has been hit in recent months by massive protests stemming from the death of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini. She died in police custody in September for alleged improper wear of her hijab.