Dozens of Iranian Drones Targeting Israel Shot Down by U.S. Forces

( – In the early hours of April 14th, Israel felt a sense of relief as an onslaught of Iranian drones and missiles mostly faltered against Israel’s strong air defenses, with support from the U.S. military and other allies.

A senior official from the U.S. revealed that American forces shot down a couple dozen of Iranian drones en route to Israel early morning, April 14th. The engagement by U.S. forces continues, maintaining readiness to provide additional defensive support and safeguard American forces in the region.

Israel’s advanced air defense systems successfully intercepted 99% of the missiles launched by Iran, according to a senior Israeli official. “The response will be unprecedented,” he remarked.

Officials emphasized that U.S. military assets stand ready to intercept any missiles or drones that may pose a threat to the U.S. or its allies. A senior U.S. military official also released an unequivocal statement that if there are targets in the air, they will shoot them down.

Reports confirmed close coordination between the U.S. and allies like Jordan and Egypt, with Jordan playing a crucial role in intercepting projectiles aimed at Israel.

Iran had earlier declared its attack as concluded. They issued a warning of decisive retaliation against any nation allowing Israel to use its airspace for attacks on Iran.

Jordan’s air force intercepted and downed multiple Iranian drones violating its airspace, preventing potential threats to Israel. Jordan took precautionary measures, including the closure of its airspace, amid the heightened security situation.

The United States, Britain, Jordan, and France collaborated to intercept the massive wave of drones launched by Iran towards Israel. This joint effort showcased strong support from Amman, which has been critical of Israel’s military actions in Gaza.

The Israel Defense Forces reported that Iran’s first direct assault on Israel included around 170 drones, 30 cruise missiles, and 120 ballistic missiles.

A few of the missiles slipped past Israel’s defenses and struck the Nevatim Air Base down south.

IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari mentioned that there was minor damage to a few structures at Nevatim, but the airbase was operating as normal.

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