Syrian rocket explodes in mid-air over S. Israeli town

A Syrian anti-air rocket flew 400km over to southern Israel Sunday night and exploded over the Bedouin town of Rahat south of Beersheba. No one was hurt although large rocket fragments dropped between homes. No rocket alert was triggered although the blast was powerful enough to resound across southern and central Israel. The Israeli air force later bombed the Syrian air defense battery which launched the rocket, that was aimed at an ongoing Israeli air strike over Tartus and Homs. In Rahat, IDF troops roped off the scene to access and collected the fallen rocket fragments.

Syrian opposition sources in London report that the Israeli air strike targeted locations where the Lebanese Hizballah terrorists were taking up positions and most likely pro-Iranian militia ammo depots as well.

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