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Israel and the U-S carried out tests on Patriot missiles made by the Raytheon aviation company in a joint military operation in the south of the Negev Desert on Thursday.

The military played down fears of imminent danger, saying the six-day exercise had been planned long before last week’s U-S and British airstrikes near Baghdad.

Patriot missiles were used during the 1991 Gulf War to intercept Iraqi Scud missiles, of which 39 were fired at Israel during the conflict.

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