Houthis launch drones at Israel as Hezbollah fires rockets at Israeli-annexed Golan

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Yemen’s Houthis launched multiple drones at Israel in coordination with Iran, security firm Ambrey said late Saturday, adding that the projectiles were likely timed to reach Israel simultaneously.

“Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS) were reportedly launched by the Houthis toward Israel. The UAVs were launched in coordination with Iran,” the company said. “Israeli ports are assessed to be potential targets,” it added, and warned of “collateral damage” to shipping.

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Meanwhile, Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah said it fired rockets at the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards confirmed early Sunday that a drone and missile attack was underway against Israel in retaliation for a deadly April 1 drone strike on its Damascus consulate.

“In response to the numerous crimes committed by the Zionist regime, including the attack on the consular section... the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps fired dozens of missiles and drones at specific targets inside the occupied territories (Israel),” state television quoted a Guards statement as saying.

Operation Honest Promise is “being carried out with the approval of the Supreme National Security Council under the supervision of the General Staff of the Armed Forces,” the Guards statement said.

Within minutes of the launch, the account on X of Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei reposted his pledge that the “evil (Israeli) regime will be punished.”

Almost an hour after the drones were launched, the Guards fired a “first batch of ballistic missiles at targets deep in the occupied territories (Israel),” the official IRNA news agency said.

The April 1 strike, which was widely blamed on Israel, leveled the five-story consular annexe of the Iranian embassy in Damascus and killed seven Revolutionary Guards, two of them generals.

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