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AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel A computer screen at the missile defense facility in Sofrino near Moscow. (File photo)
# Ballistic objects
Updated: Ballistic missilies fired in Mediterranean was US-Israel drill
Russia’s Defence Ministry detected ‘ballistic objects’ being launched in the area this morning.

Updated 11:57

BALLISTIC OBJECTS DETECTED by Russia’s Defence Ministry earlier this morning was an US-Israeli missile drill, Israeli media reports.

The reports said Ankor-type missiles were directed from bases in the Mediterranean and in the centre of Israel.

Russia’s missile warning radars detected the launch at 06:16 GMT, the defence ministry said in a statement quoted by news agencies.


(Source: Twitter)

Israeli military previously denied any knowledge of the launch.

Both rockets have allegedly fallen into the sea however according to the RIA Novosti news agency.

The Syrian embassy in Moscow has told both news outlets that it has no information on the incident.

CBS News tweeted that US officials have denied that any of their ships or planes in the mediterranean fired any missiles. NATO has said that it is investigating the reports before it issues any further comment.


(Source: Twitter)

- Additional reporting from © AFP, 2013

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