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April 9, 2013 12:55 am

Israel Deploys Iron Dome Batteries to South

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Israel's 5th Iron Dome battery. Photo: MOD.

Times of Israel – The IDF deployed two Iron Dome batteries in southern Israel on Monday in response to Sunday’s rocket fire from Gaza.

The batteries were stationed in the Sha’ar Hanegev region and near Ashkelon. An additional anti-missile system was stationed in the far-southern city of Eilat last week. The army had placed the batteries in other parts of the country, but deployed them back to the Gaza region anticipating additional rocket fire in coming days.

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