facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Iran fires missiles used by Hamas

March 14, 2013 at 6:55 AM   |   Comments

TEHRAN, March 14 (UPI) -- The Iranian army successfully test-fired missiles, including models of the Fajr-5 rocket launched by Hamas at Israeli cities last November, officials said.

The Iranian army announced Thursday the firing of Nazeat-10 and Fajr-5 missiles during an army exercise in central Iran, the semi-official Fars news agency said.

During the Israel's Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza last year, a number of Fajr-5 rockets were fired toward Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and other Israeli cities.

At the time, Iranian officials admitted to supplying Hamas in Gaza with technology to produce Fajr-5 missiles.

Gen. Mohammed Ali Jafari, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, told Fars last year that Iran had supplied Hamas with the technology to produce long-range Fajr-5 missiles, so the missiles wouldn't have to be shipped to Gaza.

Topics: Gaza, Hamas
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter
2
Body of missing Realtor Beverly Carter found Body of missing Realtor Beverly Carter found
3
Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus
4
Conservative darling Ben Carson considering 2016 bid Conservative darling Ben Carson considering 2016 bid
5
$900,000 Porsche Spyder catches fire at gas station $900,000 Porsche Spyder catches fire at gas station
Trending News
x
Feedback