Israel downs ‘aerial target’ near Red Sea city of Eilat

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Air raid sirens went off in the area of the Red Sea city of Eilat on Tuesday and Israel’s military said it downed an approaching “aerial target.”

After an initial warning of a possible “hostile aircraft intrusion,” which sent residents of the popular tourist resort running for shelter, the military said its “systems identified an aerial target approaching Israeli territory.”

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“There was no threat or risk to civilians,” it added.

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