Israel deploys Iron Dome missile defense battery and additional troops on border with Syria

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 Israel deploys Iron Dome missile defense battery and additional troops on border with Syria
Israel deployed an Iron Dome missile defense battery along its northern border with Syria and planned a high-level security meeting in anticipation of retaliation for an airstrike that killed Lebanese Hezbollah militants and an Iranian general, Israel Radio reported.
     
Israel deployed an Iron Dome missile defense battery along its northern border with Syria and planned a high-level security meeting in anticipation of retaliation for an airstrike that killed Lebanese Hezbollah militants and an Iranian general, Israel Radio reported. Rafael's Iron Dome missile defense system
     
Hezbollah Iran, accused Israel of carrying out the attack on Syria on Sunday, and a senior Iranian official, Ali Shamkhani, threatened “a crushing response.” While Israel hasn’t confirmed or denied involvement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that Israel “is adamant that it will have the right to defend itself against all those who wish to propagate terror and other attacks against its citizens.

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz confirmed late Monday that the army was monitoring developments along the border and preparing for possible attacks.

The IDF is prepared, tracking all developments, and ready to act as needed,” Gantz stated. “This statement is not simply a speech – it’s a matter of real operation preparedness.

The chief of staff did not comment on the airstrike, which the IDF has yet to claim or deny responsibility. Aside from six Hezbollah operatives, several Iranian fighters, including an Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander, were killed in the strike.

In the north, additional IDF units were posted along the border and told to stand guard in fighting condition.

The Iron Dome is an effective and innovative mobile defense solution for countering short range rocket and 155 mm artillery shell threats in a range up to 70 km in all weather conditions. The Iron Dome is developed by Israeli weapons manufacturer Rafael. The Iron Dome system became operational in early 2011, initially deployed at Israeli air force bases in southern Israel.

     

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