Israeli Allies Helped Defend against Iranian Missile Attack


The United States, together with Britain and France, helped Israel take out dozens of Iranian drones and missiles on Saturday, reports Reuters.

According to the report, the US military operating from undisclosed bases in the Middle East shot down a large number of Iranian drones in southern Syria near the Jordanian border.

“Our forces remain postured to protect US troops and partners in the region, provide further support for Israel’s defense, and enhance regional stability,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a statement. “Israel can count on full US support to defend Israel against any future attacks by Iran and its regional proxies,” he said.

UK Royal Air Force fighter jets and refueling aircraft also assisted in the defense operation, reportedly operated from bases in Cyprus. Regarding France’s role, IDF Spokesperson Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said, “France has very good technology, jets, radar—and I know they were contributing to patrolling airspace.”

Jordan, who has been critical of the Jewish State since the start of the Gaza war on Oct. 7, also intercepted missiles. As per Reuters, the Jordanian air defense intercepted the Iranian drones using their F-16s acquired last year to protect its citizens.

Israel called the joint defense effort a “significant strategic achievement” and noted that none of the 300 armaments launched by Irans, which included some 170 drones, 30 cruise missiles, and 120 ballistic missiles, caused any major significant damage.

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