Israel, US behind Mediterranean missile activity
Israeli boys stand with their bicycles as they watch a battery of Iron Dome, a short-range missile defence system, positioned on the outskirts of Tel Aviv on August 30, 2013. (AFP)
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Israel said on Tuesday it carried out joint missile test with the United States in the Mediterranean Sea. It said it had tested an ‘Anchor’ target missile used in anti-missile systems.
Russian radars detected two ballistic "objects" fired towards the eastern Mediterranean from the central part of the sea on Tuesday, Russain state news agency RIA reported.
RIA quoted the Defence Ministry as saying its early warning missile system had detected the launch of two missiles from the central part of the Mediterranean Sea, according to Reuters.
Sparking fears that the attack was launched from Syrian territory, Lebanon's al-Manar television on Tuesday reported that Syria's early warning radar system did not detect any missiles landing on Syrian territory, according to Reuters.
Russian radar detected the launch of two ballistic "objects" in the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday but there was no sign of a missile strike on the Syrian capital Damascus, Russia's state-run RIA news agency said
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