IDF deploys third Iron Dome to north
The IDF has deployed a third Iron Dome anti-missile system
at an undisclosed location in Northern Israel.
An army spokeswoman said that the anti-rocket systems were continuously
in the process of being moved, and did not draw a link to the deployment
with any current events.
Army Radio said the
movement of the third battery means that the largest number of Iron Dome systems
have been deployed in northern Israel to date.
The Army Radio report said
that the deployment "does not signal pinpoint information on an expected missile
attack on Israel, but in light of the reports of an Israeli attack in Syria
[last week], and the threats being heard in Lebanon and Iran, the IDF is not
taking any chances." Days before the air strike, the IDF deployed two Iron Dome
batteries to the North, including one moved to the greater Haifa area, amid
reports that the IDF was allowing the possibility of the transfer of chemical
weapons from Syria to radical sides.
Labels: Hezbullah, Iran, Iron Dome, Lebanon, Syria