Israel confirms missile test in Mediterranean

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#1 Sep 3, 2013
Israel confirms missile test in Mediterranean
September 3, 2013 | 9:15AM ET

Action comes amid growing speculation of whether the US, allies will strike Syria over alleged chemical weapons use

The Israeli Defense Ministry said that it carried out a joint missile test with the U.S. in the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday morning. The test comes amid heightened tensions as Washington -- which has warships on standby in the region -- considers launching military strikes against Syria and the government of President Bashar al-Assad. The U.S. says Assad's regime launched a chemical attack last month in the suburbs of Damascus that resulted in nearly 1,500 deaths.

Russian state-owned news agencies had earlier reported that Russian radar systems detected two "ballistic objects" fired from the central Mediterranean toward the eastern part of the sea.

Israel said it carried out the successful test of a Sparrow missile, which was used as a target in a U.S.-funded anti-missile system known as the Arrow 2 Ballistic Missile Defense. The Defense Ministry said Tuesday that it, together with the U.S. Defense Department, had carried out a "successful test" in the Mediterranean and on an air force base in central Israel.

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Crosby, TX

#2 Sep 7, 2013
good---I hope they have a million more missiles

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