ABOVE VIDEO: US military intercepts drones, missiles targeted at Israel: Report

(FOX NEWS) – Israelis breathed easier in the early hours of Sunday, after an unprecedented air attack from Iranian drones and missiles largely fizzled in the face of the Jewish state’s powerful air defenses with assistance from the U.S. military and other allies.

A senior US official told Fox News that the U.S. military has shot down “at least dozens” of Iranian drones en route to Israel early Sunday local time, adding that U.S. military engagement is ongoing.

“U.S. forces in the region continue to shoot down 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 Fox News.

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.

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