SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea and North Korea exchanged rocket and artillery fire across their tense border on Thursday in their first armed clash in five years, the South Korean Defense Ministry said.
Despite cost and lack of deployed units being the dominant issues, the Iron Dome proves it’s not only functional but effective during a real event.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated Saturday night, “We will continue to improve home front defense including by means of additional Iron Dome systems, the effectiveness of which was shown again over the weekend.”
The Iron Dome system intercepted about 90 percent of the rockets fired at Be’er Sheva, Ashdod and Ashkelon, including three on Sunday morning.
LONDON — The Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah has begun its first combat operations in Syria, the opposition said.
Opposition sources said Hizbullah fighters launched Russian-origin BM-21 Grad rockets toward civilian protesters on Jan. 16. The sources said the Hizbullah rocket attack took place near Damascus amid Iranian threats to increase intervention in Syria.
“The attack was coordinated with the forces of President Bashar Assad,” the Syrian Revolutionary Coordination Union said.
Other opposition sources also reported Hizbullah rocket fire. No injuries, however, were reported, and later other sources said mortars, rather than rockets, were launched during a military operation.