Nations close airspace in anticipation of Iran’s attack on Israel

Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon announced their airspaces would be closed due to Iran launching a swarm of drones toward Israel.

The Israel Defense Forces said just after 1 a.m. local time, or 4 p.m. Eastern time, that “hundreds of drones” launched toward Israel from within Iran had been detected and that the country is bracing for the attack. 

“The IDF is on high alert and is constantly monitoring the operational situation,” the IDF posted on X. “The IDF Aerial Defense Array is on high alert, along with IAF fighter jets and Israeli Navy vessels that are on a defense mission in Israeli air and naval space. The IDF is monitoring all targets.”

Israel’s aviation authorities announced they would be closing the country’s airspace to all flights at 12:30 a.m. local time.

Jordan said its
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