Israel Activates Missile Defense After Syria Rockets Detected

The Iron Dome defense system fires to interecpt incoming missiles from Gaza in the port town of Ashdod, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that the army is prepared for a “significant widening” of its operation in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo /Tsafrir Abayov)
AP/Tsafrir Abayov

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it activated its aerial defense system in response to incoming rockets from the fighting in neighboring Syria.

The military says two interceptors were launched Monday from the David’s Sling system after the rockets were identified. No injuries or damage was reported and the military says the rockets landed in Syrian territory.

The incident set off sirens throughout northern Israel.

It’s unclear who fired the rockets in Syria and what they were aimed at.

Earlier this month, Israel twice in the same week fired a Patriot missile at an unmanned aircraft that approached the country’s border from Syria.

In June, Israel fired a missile at a drone that approached its airspace near the Syrian frontier.


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