Med missile launches were US-Israel drill: Israel media

Med missile launches were US-Israel drill: Israel media
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in September.

JERUSALEM - Missiles that Russia reported were launched in the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday were part of a joint American-Israeli military exercise, Israel's media said.

The reports said Ankor-type missiles was directed from bases in the Mediterranean and in the centre of Israel.

Moscow's defence ministry, as cited by Russian news agencies, said its early warning system had detected the launch of two ballistic missiles from the central part of the Mediterranean fired towards the Sea's eastern coastline on Tuesday morning.

Israel's army said it was "not familiar" with any missiles being fired in the Mediterranean.

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