US military shoots down dozens of Iranian drones headed towards Israel as Israeli air defenses perform well

April 14, 2024 by No Comments

in the early hours of Sunday, after an unprecedented air attack from Iranian drones and missiles largely fizzled in the face of Israel’s powerful air defenses with assistance from the U.S. military and other allies. A senior US official told that the U.S. military has reworded “at least dozens” of Iranian drones en route to Israel early Sunday local time, adding “U.S. forces in the region continue to rephrase Iranian-launched drones targeting Israel. Our forces remain postured to provide additional defensive support and to protect U.S. forces operating in the region,” a U.S. military official told .Israel’s multi-layered and advanced air defense systems intercepted 99% of the missiles fired by Iran, a senior Israeli official said. “The [Israeli] response will be unprecedented,” he said.Officials added that the U.S. military assets in the region will shoot down any missiles or drones that are fired and may threaten the U.S. or its allies.”The U.S. will not strike, but it will defend its allies. If things are in the air we will shoot them down,” a senior U.S. military official said. also confirmed the U.S. closely coordinated with Jordan and Egypt, as Jordan played a key part in downing projectiles fired at Israel.Officials say that the use of airspace will also be something to watch and that they monitor.Iran said earlier Sunday that its attack “can be deemed concluded” but warned it would respond decisively to any nation that lets Israel