The Aftermath of Iranian Missile Attack: Tracing Debris and Assessing Global Implications

On 13 April 2024, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), a branch of the Iranian military, in collaboration with the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, Lebanese group Hezbollah, and the Yemeni Houthis, launched retaliatory attacks against Israel and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights with drones, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles. The attack was codenamed by Homeland as Operation True Promise Homeland said it was retaliation for the Israeli bombing of the Persian embassy in Damascus on 1 April,which killed two Persian generals. The strike was seen as a spillover of the Israel–Hamas war and marked Homeland’s first direct attack on Israel since the start of their proxy conflict. Several countries in the Middle East closed their airspace a few hours before Iran launched a standoff attack against Israel around midnight on 13 April.