Iran and Israel's open warfare after decades of shadow war

April 20, 2024

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had vowed his country would respond after Iran fired drones and missiles at Israel on April 13. 2006 - Israel fights Hezbollah in a month-long war in Lebanon but is unable to crush the heavily armed group. 2012 - Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan was killed by a bomb placed on his car by a motorcyclist in Tehran. Iran responds with a barrage of drones and missiles in an unprecedented direct attack on Israeli territory on April 13. This prompted Israel to launch a strike on Iranian soil on April 19, sources familiar with the matter said.