U.S. and U.K. intercept over 100 Iranian drones targeting Israel

According to an Israeli defense official, over 100 drones launched by Iran have been intercepted before reaching Israeli airspace. The United States and the United Kingdom were credited with shooting down the suicide drones. A senior U.S. official told ABC News that up to 500 drones and missiles could be fired at Israel from various locations, with the majority coming directly from Iran.

Videos posted on social media showed Israel's Iron Dome system successfully intercepting incoming projectiles. The White House National Security Council released a statement on Iran's "airborne attack against Israel," stating that President Biden is being regularly updated on the situation and is in constant communication with Israeli officials and other allies. The statement emphasized the United States' unwavering support for Israel's security and defense against threats from Iran.

As the situation unfolds, President Biden and his national security team are closely monitoring developments. The attack is expected to continue over a number of hours, with ongoing coordination between the U.S. and Israeli authorities.

Videos shared on social media showed the active air defenses over Israel and Jerusalem, with footage of intercepted Iranian drones. The Iron Dome system was praised for its successful defense against the incoming threats.


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