JERUSALEM — Israel and the United States carried out a joint missile test Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea as Washington weighs sea-launched strikes against Syria.
The Israeli Defence Ministry said Tuesday that it, together with the U.S. Defence Department, had carried out a “successful test” in the Mediterranean and on an air force base in central Israel.
Russian state-owned news agencies earlier said Russian radar systems had detected two “ballistic objects” fired from the central Mediterranean toward the eastern part of the sea.
The United States, which has warships in the Mediterranean, is considering strikes against Syria for an Aug. 21 alleged chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb.
The missile tests come a day after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned that any military strike against his country would spark an uncontrollable regional war and spread “chaos and extremism.”
The verbal crossfire, including a rejection of the Western allegations by…
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