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    Daesh Claims Responsibility for Firing Rockets at Israel's Eilat Resort Town

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    The Daesh terrorist group has claimed on Thursday responsibility for firing rockets from the territory of Egypt to the southern resort town of Eilat on the Red Sea, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to The Jerusalem Post newspaper, Daesh claimed responsibility for firing six rockets, though only four reached the Israeli territory, with three being intercepted by Israel and one hitting an area outside the city.

    Following the attack, the local authorities increased the threat level in the town, though lowered it on Thursday morning.

    The rockets heading from the Sinai Peninsula to Eilat were detected Wednesday night by the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system.

    The Eilat port town has repeatedly come under attacks from the territory of Egypt, where radical Islamist groups, including Daesh, outlawed in many countries including Russia, are active. So far, these attacks have not led to any casualties or damages.

    A picture taken on March 9, 2014 shows a general view of the fencing along the southern Israeli border with Egypt near the Red Sea resort of Eilat
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    A picture taken on March 9, 2014 shows a general view of the fencing along the southern Israeli border with Egypt near the Red Sea resort of Eilat

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