Israel’s Missile Defense System Reportedly Intercepted “Projectile from Syria”
Patriot missile defense system to the rescue
The AP’s reporting Israel’s Patriot missile defense system intercepted a “target” from Syria in the Golan Heights region.
The Latest: Israel says its Patriot missile defense system intercepts incoming projectile from Syria. https://t.co/w8JeJoXUEt
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 27, 2017
From the AP:
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local):
Israel’s military says it deployed its Patriot missile defense system to intercept a projectile incoming from Syria above the Golan Heights.
The military did not elaborate on what it described as a “target” in its message on Thursday night.
Israeli media meanwhile are saying the military knocked out a drone that had infiltrated from Syria.
The incident comes after Syria accused Israel of striking a military installation near Damascus International Airport setting off a series of pre-dawn explosions.
Israel’s intelligence minister Yisrael Katz would not comment on the strike but said “it absolutely matches our declared policy, a policy that we also implement.”
Israel has repeatedly warned against “game-changing” weapons reaching Hezbollah in Lebanon from Syria which along with Iran supports the militant group.
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