Israel hits back at Iran in retaliatory strike, targeting nuclear research facility and major airbase: reports

April 19, 2024

Israel launched its expected retaliatory strike against Iran on Friday morning, according to multiple reports. AJ Huber, /X6 The strikes come less than a week after Iran sent a series of missiles and drones at Israel. Israeli officials notified the US on Thursday that it had planned to strike Iran within 24 to 48 hours, according to Bloomberg News. At least eight flights already in the air over Iran were diverted as the strike commenced, according to CNN. President Joe Biden warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Saturday’s Iranian strike that the US would not take part in a counter-offensive.