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Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: Israeli missile attack on Iran, according to ABC

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: Israeli missile attack on Iran, according to ABC

The American television network ABC News, citing a US government source, reported that missiles fired by Israeli aircraft hit a facility in Iran in the early hours of Friday afternoon (image above from X).

Explosions near Isfahan airport

The Iranian Fars News Agency reported that explosions were heard in the airport area in the city of Isfahan (central Iran), adding that the cause is not yet known and that “investigations are ongoing.”

The Iranian Fars News Agency reported that explosions were heard in the airport area in the city of Isfahan (central Iran), adding that the cause is not yet known and that “investigations are ongoing.”

CNN reported that an explosion was heard in the Iranian city of Qahjawaristan, located northwest of the city of Isfahan, Fars Agency reported, citing local sources.

On a military base

Fars News Agency noted, “The city of Qahavaristan is located near Isfahan Airport and the Eighth Army Air Force Base.”

Flights have been suspended

Iranian Press TV also reported that an explosion was heard near the city center.

Iranian state television reported “strong explosions” in Isfahan Province in the central part of the Islamic Republic, saying, like the semi-official Fars News Agency earlier, that the cause was unknown.

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Iran activated air defenses in several provinces in the early hours of the night amid reports of “strong explosions” in Isfahan province, the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.

The authorities said that all commercial flights were suspended in the Iranian capital, Tehran, and other cities in the Islamic Republic.

Oil prices jump

Oil prices rose more than 3% due to escalating tensions in the Middle East, as unconfirmed reports of explosions in Iran, Syria and Iraq were received by various sources.

The price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude, the US standard, rose by 3.66% to $85.76, while the price of a barrel of Brent crude rose by 3.44% to $90.11.

booked up

Benjamin Netanyahu's government said this week that it reserved the “right to defend itself” against Iran, following Iran's weekend attack of more than 350 drones and missiles on Israeli territory, almost all of which were destroyed in flight.

He did not provide any information about the means, history or goals of the possible retaliation operation.