The Israel Air Force (IAF) intercepted Syrian rockets early Friday morning, using the Arrow defense battery for the first time.
For the first time, Israel deployed its advanced Arrow defense system, intercepting an incoming missile from Syria that was likely launched by Hezbollah.
One reportedly landed in Jordan, and the other two in the Jordan Valley in Israel. No injuries or damage occurred.
The firing of missiles from Syria toward Israeli aircraft is unusual. According to a statement by the IDF, “Overnight, March 17, 2017, IAF aircraft targeted several targets in Syria. Several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria following the mission and IDF Aerial Defense Systems intercepted one of the missiles.