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Israel Carries Out Missile Test With US Help



Israel says it has carried out a missile test in the Mediterranean Sea with the help of the United States.

The Israeli Defense Ministry announced the joint military exercise on Tuesday, shortly after Russia's defense ministry said it had detected the launch of "ballistic objects" in the region.

Israel's ministry says it launched one missile in a exercise that was controlled from a base in "the center of Israel."

The U.S. says it provided "technical assistance and support."



In a statement, Pentagon spokesman George Little said the test had nothing to do with U.S. consideration of military action against Syria for the government's alleged use of chemical weapons.

He says the test had been long planned and was designed to evaluate the ability of Israel's Arrow Ballistic Missile Defense system to detect and track information about possible threats to the country.

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