Israel says it has carried out a joint missile test with the United States in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Israeli Defense Ministry announced the joint military exercise on Tuesday, shortly after Russia’s Defense Ministry said it had detected the launch of “ballistic objects” in the region.missile types

Israel’s ministry says it launched one Ankor-type missile that was controlled from a base in “the center of Israel.”

The United States had no immediate comment on the exercise which came at a time of heightened tensions in the region as the U.S. mulls a possible response to the Syrian government’s alleged chemical weapons attack. SOURCE