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Israel Fires Missile Defenses Near Lebanon after Misidentification

Israel Fires Missile Defenses Near Lebanon after Misidentification

Thursday, 19 May, 2022 - 08:00
An Israeli soldier stands guard next to an Iron Dome anti-missile system near Israel's northern border with Lebanon, July 27, 2020. Reuters

Israel activated its missile defenses on Thursday after mistakenly identifying a threat near the border with Lebanon, the Israeli military said.


The incident also set off air raid sirens in parts of northern Israel.


"Due to a misidentification, the air defense soldiers launched interceptors and as a result an alert was activated," the military said.


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