- Iranian Air Defense on High Alert Amid Explosions – Report
by LEON SVERDLOV, https://www.jpost.com/
… The US has several intelligence indications that Iran has put some of its air defense systems on high alert in recent days, CNN reported early Friday morning, citing a “US official closely tracking developments.”
While the official refused to specify how the US got hold of the intelligence, he or she confirmed that the Islamic Republic has changed the alert status on its surface-to-air missile batteries, in a move indicating it would fire at airborne targets perceived as a potential threat.
According to the media outlet, US military officials refused to publicly comment on potential US intelligence related to Iran’s latest change of alert status on the ground. The change, however, is reportedly not part of a training exercise, but a response to a series of unexplained blasts.
First reported in late June, a series of explosions on Iranian nuclear sites and strategic infrastructure have rocked the Islamic Republic. The mysterious explosions have been going on for three weeks, claiming 21 lives as of Tuesday, according to Al Jazeera.
The explosions have been unofficially attributed to Israeli cyberattacks and covert strikes by US and Israeli forces. The Iranian regime has vowed to respond to the incidents, originally claiming they were related to accidents, system malfunctions and other non-hostile reasons.