Explosions at a military facility in Isfahan, Iran
Iran claimed in the early hours of Sunday it had fought back a drone attack on a military facility in Isfahan (Center), according to the Ministry of Defense quoted by the Irna agency. “An unsuccessful drone attack was carried out on one of the Defense Ministry’s complexes,” the ministry said, adding that the attack caused no fatalities, only “minor damage to the roof” of a building, according to the agency.
“Saturday night, One of the Defense Ministry’s workshop complexes in Isfahan was attacked by light aircraft. one of them was hit by the complex’s air defenses and two other planes were diverted,” the regime said in an official statement.
“The explosion occurred at one of the Defense Ministry’s ammunition manufacturing centers and as announced by the Isfahan Deputy Governor for Security, there were no casualties,” the IRIB chain reported.
The official statement added: “There were no casualties in this failed attack and minor damage was caused to the roof of the workshop which, by the grace of God, caused no disruption to the complex’s equipment and duties.”
Official Mohammad Reza Jannesar later told state television: “The damage, causes and elements that caused this explosion are being investigated and will be announced later.”
In recent years, several explosions and fires have occurred near Iranian military, nuclear and industrial facilities.
The plant attacked this Sunday would be linked to the manufacture of drones, which it sends to Russia.
The Ukrainian army claims it has shot down hundreds of drones so far Iranian-made Shahed-136 “Kamikaze”.. Russia is said to have ordered about 2,400 drones of this model.
the ashamed Iranians that Russia has renamed Geran-2has an explosive charge and can Hover in the air above their targets before attacking them. They can be launched from platforms in quick succession. Their distinctive A-shaped design makes them easy to spot.
The increased flow of arms from Tehran could help offset what Biden administration officials have described as huge losses in Russian military equipment since Moscow invaded the country in February and a rapidly dwindling supply of precision-guided munitions, such as those seen in the attacks by the last week were used in several Ukrainian cities.
An intelligence assessment shared with Ukrainian and US officials in recent days claims so The Iranian defense industry is preparing an initial shipment of Fateh-110 and Zolfaghar missiles, two known Iranian short-range ballistic missiles capable of hitting targets at a distance of 300 and 700 kilometers respectively, said two officials knowledgeable on the matter. If implemented, it would be the first delivery of such missiles to Russia since the beginning of the war.
In August, the same officials identified specific Iranian drones, the Shahed series and the Mohajer-6, which Tehran began to supply to Russia for use in Ukraine. The remains of both species have been recovered, analyzed and photographed by Ukrainian forces in recent weeks. It seems that Russia repainted the guns and gave them Russian names.
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