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The Israeli military intercepted two rockets of a class “earth-earth”, launched in the border areas of Syria during fighting between government forces and the opposition. It is reported by The Times of Israel.
Because of fears that the Syrian missiles with a warhead weighing about half a ton of flies on Israeli territory, we have applied a new missile defense system “David’s Sling”.
Of damage, and no injuries were reported.
Launching Syrian missiles and Israeli anti-missile systems activated numerous warning sirens in Northern Israel, including in the cities of Safed and Katzrin.
On July 23 in Israel on a working visit are Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and the head of the Russian General staff Valery Gerasimov. According to preliminary information, the main topic of discussion will be the Syrian conflict.
“Sling of David” — defense system developed in Israel since 2008. It is designed to counter tactical ballistic missiles and unguided rocket projectiles used on the range from 40 to 300 kilometers. The system included two-stage interceptor missile Stunner.
At the end of 2015, it became known that Israel had successfully conducted the final test of a missile defense system “David’s Sling”.
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