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The US military says it destroyed over 80 drones and at least six rockets headed for Israel


Israeli anti-aircraft missiles were launched over Jerusalem on the night of Sunday to neutralize Iranian missiles and drones. US forces also helped destroy missiles and drones sent from both Iran and Yemen. Photo: Sam Mednick / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 15.04.2024 02:43:02

War and conflicts: One of the missiles was still on the launch pad, and seven of the drones were destroyed on the ground before they were to be sent towards Israel by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen.

This appears from a statement from the American Central Command (Centcom) on the night of Monday Norwegian time.

– Centcom continues to make itself available to support Israel’s defense against these dangerous actions by Iran. We will continue to work together with all our regional partners to strengthen regional security, the statement says.

In total, more than 300 rockets and drones, most of them sent from Iran, were fired at Israel on Saturday. The vast majority were shot down by the Israeli air defense system Iron Dome, and with assistance from the USA, Great Britain, France and Jordan.

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