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(Dan Tri) – Israel announced that Iran launched more than 200 drones, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles in the attack on April 13.

An air defense system operates over Israel in the early morning of April 14 (Photo: Reuters).

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announced on April 13 that a large-scale missile and drone attack against Israel was `successful`.

In a press release on the morning of April 14, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said more than 200 drones, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles were fired from Iran overnight.

It is estimated that ballistic missiles fired from Iran will take 12 minutes to reach Israel, while cruise missiles will take 2 hours and drones will travel 9 hours to reach their target.

According to the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Iran is equipped with the largest number of ballistic missiles in the region.

Iranian media said last weekend that the country currently possesses 9 types of missiles with enough range to reach Israeli territory.

The news agency¬†ISNA¬†posted images showing Iran’s ballistic missiles with this capability including Sejjil, Khaibar, Emad, Shahab-3, Ghadr, Paveh, Fattah-2, Kheibar Shekan and Haj Qasem.

These missiles have speeds from Mach 5 to Mach 14 (from nearly 6,200km/h to more than 17,000km/h).

Sejil is capable of flying at speeds of more than 17,000km/h and with a range of 2,500km, Kheibar with a range of 2,000km and Haj Qasem with a range of 1,400km, named after Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, who

Iran's powerful weapons threaten Israel's air defense network

9 types of missiles that Iranian media asserts can reach Israeli territory (Photo: ISNA).

Iran is also a large-scale producer of drones.

Iran says its ballistic missiles are an important deterrent and retaliation weapon system against the United States, Israel and other potential targets in the region.

IRNA reported that last June, Iran launched a weapon that country officials described as the first domestically produced hypersonic ballistic missile.

The Arms Control Association said Iran’s short- and medium-range ballistic missiles include: Shahab-1 with an estimated range of 300km;

Iran also has cruise missiles such as the Kh-55, a weapon capable of carrying air-launched nuclear warheads with a range of up to 3,000km, and the advanced Khalid Farzh anti-ship missile with a range of about 300km.

Local television channel Channel 12 reported that in addition to drones, cruise missiles were launched into Israel in the latest attack.

According to unconfirmed Israeli reports, US forces shot down Iranian drones over Iraq and Syria.

Israeli and British warplanes were deployed to intercept Iranian drones over Jordan.

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