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Israeli Media: 6 Drones Bombed UAV Base in Iran

Israeli Media: 6 Drones Bombed UAV Base in Iran

Wednesday, 16 March, 2022 - 08:30
Drones are seen during a large-scale drone combat exercise by Iran’s Army. (Reuters)

Israeli media confirmed on Tuesday that Israeli drones destroyed a fleet of Iranian drones in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah in mid-February.

The reports come three days after the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) launched ten ballistic missiles at alleged Israeli sites in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

The Haaretz newspaper stated that six Israeli drones carried out a strike on a site that includes hundreds of IRGC drones in Kermanshah.

At the time, the Nour News website, which is affiliated with Iran's Supreme National Security Council, reported that a fire had broken out at a military base in western Iran.

It said the fire erupted in a stockroom where motor oil and other flammable materials were stored in one of the support bases of the Revolutionary Guards in the Mahidasht region of Kermanshah province, causing damage to an industrial shed.

Rescuers put out the fire, and teams were dispatched to the area to investigate the cause of the incident.

Last week, Israeli military officials said Iran’s “UAV terror” is a new global issue, accusing Tehran of directly attacking military and civilian targets in the Middle East.

The Israeli military also released footage of what it said were the interception of Iranian drones.

On Monday, officials said Israeli government websites were downed for over an hour due to a major cyberattack.

They did not immediately say who was behind the attack, but media reports quickly pointed the finger at Iran.

Also on Monday, Iranian state television reported that the IRGC arrested members of a “network” working for Israel that planned to sabotage Iran’s central underground nuclear facility at Fordow.

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